docile | docility

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meek and easy to control

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docile - meek

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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.

Synonyms compliant,obedient
Antonyms defiant,unyielding

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  1. You need to stop being so docile and stand up to your manager for once. You let him walk all over you!

  2. Jennifer was a very capable employee, but what held her back was her docility and lack of ambition.

  3. I have three young children at home, so I’m looking for a docile dog who will not cause them any harm.

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