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If a person is ‘docile’ then they are willing to submit to control or guidance from others. This word has both positive and negative connotations. For example, a docile child or animal is a positive, but a docile adult is typically easy to manipulate and influence, leading to them often being taken advantage of by others.
You need to stop being so docile and stand up to your manager for once. You let him walk all over you!
Jennifer was a very capable employee, but what held her back was her docility and lack of ambition.
I have three young children at home, so I’m looking for a docile dog who will not cause them any harm.