Definition of docility in English:

docility

noun

See docile

  • ‘Sheep remind people of such qualities as timidity, docility and gentleness in Chinese as well as Western culture.’
  • ‘She carried that sour expression on her face as she went out, considering her promise of docility.’
  • ‘He uses it as an example to describe how modern societies use similar techniques to control behavior and ensure docility.’
  • ‘I'm just finishing up a study about how one group of people used overwhelming displays of violence to overawe and terrorize another group into docility and obedience.’
  • ‘Do you think that because of the apparent docility of women they are being taken advantage of in certain areas?’

Pronunciation

docility

/dəʊˈsɪlɪti/