docility docility  /dɑ ˈsɪ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable

Usage(s):

  1. She can play no, she can be a creature of mute docility, then searching ardor, then explosive eroticism, then murderous intent.
  2. Compliance, docility and solitariness fit the earlier definition of holiness, but we now recognize those traits as possible indicators for an abusive personality.
  3. To the dismayed men of Japan it seemed that their women had swiftly shed the centuries-old virtues of chastity, submission and docility, turned overnight into Westernized harpies.

News

  • The F Word: Naked/Exposed

    They say the easiest way to scare a guy is to whisper the word tampon into his ear. We’re all just a huge caricature of a flame-breathing dragon on our ceremonial week of menstruation; prone to biting your head off if we’re pissed. Why are people so scared of us when the image of femininity is “docility”? Is it because there are parts of us that stray from that ideal of purity that has been ...
    on October 24, 2013     Source: The California Aggie

Quotes

  1. "And forgive us our docility," wrote Banana, the ceremonial head of state.
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Canaan Banana Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "If you will listen to him with docility, if you will follow him faithfully, you will learn how to translate his love and passion for the salvation of souls into everyday life," the Pope added.
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Zenit News Agency

  3. The Pope added: "Prayer, fasting and penance, works of charity toward brothers become in this way spiritual paths that we must undertake to return to God. Let us listen to him with docility to learn 'to regive' his love to our neighbor, especially...
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Pope Paul VI Source: Zenit News Agency

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