Definition of docilely in US English:



  • See docile

    • ‘How docilely these people have lined up to be photographed!’
    • ‘I grinned and docilely followed him over to the counter.’
    • ‘At first, he had docilely complied, but it did not take long before he realized that he had become their favorite toy, and that his ‘supposed debt’ would never be wiped clean.’
    • ‘I gave a gentle tug to the rope and the dog followed docilely after me.’
    • ‘While they docilely accept the demands put forward by the employers, they see their main task as warding off and side-tracking the growth of resistance within the working class.’