- Antonyms of DOCILE
froward, nonconformist, impolite, impudent, obstinate, Incompliant, ungovernable, pertinacious, contrary, mulish, dogged, ill-mannered, untamed, insubordinate, refractory, mischievous, noncompliant, obstreperous, pigheaded, mutinous, Misbehaving, errant, untoward, inflexible, naughty, unruly, self-willed, recalcitrant, unmanageable, intractable, rebellious, wayward, unregenerate, opinionated, contumacious, disrespectful, cantankerous, dissident, resistant, disobedient, insolent, dour, persistent, rebel, uncontrollable, cross-grained, peevish, bullet-headed, disorderly, obdurate, willful, strong-minded, strong-willed, rude, unyielding, unamenable, bullheaded, firm, stiff-necked, stubborn, stroppy, wilful, hardheaded, contrarious, bad, insurgent, wild, headstrong, restive, bloody-minded, defiant, tenacious, balky, bolshy, determined, resolute, undisciplined, ill-bred, perverse.
- Examples of usage:
- It is not to be wondered at, therefore, that a young woman endowed with so fiery and ambitious a nature did not become in the hands of Augustus as docile a political instrument as Livia. - "The Women of the Caesars" by Guglielmo Ferrero
- But at last, as he began to put two and two together, he divined the truth, and was enabled to set the docile Patience on the watch over her mistress's belongings. - "The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
- Each transport, when filled to the bursting- point with as- yet- docile cargo, darted away; swinging around to approach Clamer from some previously- assigned direction. - "The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith