Meaning: Easily led or managed. Ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.
Synonyms: Compliant, obedient, pliant, dutiful, submissive, amenable, accommodating, biddable, malleable.
Use: Although the lion appears docile during the circus acts, he is really a fierce animal when uncontrolled by a trainer.
After being injected with a sedative, the angry man became docile and went to sleep.