Docile vs Respectful - What's the difference?

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Docile is a related term of respectful.


As adjectives the difference between docile and respectful

is that docile is yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management while respectful is marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.

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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    respectful

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.
  • Antonyms

    * disrespectful