WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
doc•ile /ˈdɑsəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. easily managed or handled; tame.
do•cil•i•ty /dɑˈsɪlɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -doc-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
doc•ile  (dosəl; Brit.sīl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. easily managed or handled;
    tractable:a docile horse.
  2. readily trained or taught;
docile•ly, adv. 
do•cil•i•ty  (dosəl; Brit.sīl),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Latin docilis readily taught, equivalent. to doc(ēre) to teach + -ilis -ile
  • 1475–85
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged manageable, malleable;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

docile /ˈdəʊsaɪl/ adj
  1. easy to manage, control, or discipline; submissive
  2. rare ready to learn; easy to teach
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin docilis easily taught, from docēre to teach

ˈdocilely adv docility /dəʊˈsɪlɪtɪ/ n

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