Docile vs Fearsome - What's the difference?

docile | fearsome |


As adjectives the difference between docile and fearsome

is that docile is yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management while fearsome is frightening, especially in appearance.

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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    fearsome

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • frightening, especially in appearance.
  • (rare, or, archaic) fearful, frightened