Docile vs Obeisant - What's the difference?

docile | obeisant |


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.

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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    obeisant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * obeisaunt (obsolete) * obeysant (obsolete) * obeysaunt (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • courteously deferential and respectful.
  • Anagrams

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