Peaceful vs Docile - What's the difference?

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Peaceful is a related term of docile.


As adjectives the difference between peaceful and docile

is that peaceful is not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil while docile is yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

peaceful

English

Alternative forms

* peacefull (archaic)

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.
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  • Inclined to peace.
  • Motionless and calm.
  • Synonyms

    * (inclined to peace) peaceable, pacific * (quiet) tranquil, placid

    Antonyms

    * nonpeaceful * belligerent * violent * warring

    Derived terms

    * peaceful coexistence * peacefully * peacefulness

    docile

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
  • Ready to accept instruction or direction.
  • Synonyms

    * (yielding to control): compliant, malleable, meek, submissive, tractable * (ready to accept instruction): amenable, compliant, teachable

    Antonyms

    * (yielding to control): rebellious, wilful

    Derived terms

    * docilely * docility

    Anagrams

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