Docile vs Walkabout - What's the difference?

docile | walkabout |


As an adjective docile

is yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

As a noun walkabout is

(australian aboriginal) a nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes.

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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    walkabout

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australian aboriginal) A nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes
  • A walking trip
  • (British) A public stroll by some celebrity to meet a group of people informally
  • An absence, usually from a regular place with a possibility of a return.
  • (Australian)Colloquially used to denote any missing or stolen object ie. "The paper shredder seems to have gone walkabout."
  • (public stroll) * Dutch: , (trans-bottom) Australian Aboriginal English