As adjectives the difference between docile and obeisant
is that docile
is yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management while obeisant
is courteously deferential and respectful.
Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
Ready to accept instruction or direction.
* (yielding to control): compliant, malleable, meek, submissive, tractable
* (ready to accept instruction): amenable, compliant, teachable
* (yielding to control): rebellious, wilful
* obeisaunt (obsolete)
* obeysant (obsolete)
* obeysaunt (obsolete)
courteously deferential and respectful.