Antonyms of adj docile

3 senses of docile

Sense 1
docile (vs. stubborn) -- (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation")

stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate -- (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)
        => bloody-minded, cantankerous -- (stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator)
        => bolshy, stroppy -- (obstreperous)
        => bullheaded, bullet-headed, pigheaded -- (obstinate and stupid)
        => dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding -- (stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion")
        => contrarious, cross-grained -- (difficult to deal with)
        => determined -- (devoting full strength and concentrated attention to; "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters")
        => hardheaded, mulish -- (unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack)
        => stiff-necked -- (haughtily stubborn; "a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin")
        => strong-minded, strong-willed -- (having a determined will)

Sense 2
docile, teachable -- (ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters")

INDIRECT (VIA tractable) -> intractable -- (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal")

Sense 3
docile, gentle -- (easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient")

INDIRECT (VIA tame) -> wild, untamed -- (in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants")

Similarity of adj docile

3 senses of docile

Sense 1
docile (vs. stubborn) -- (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation")
       => meek, tame -- (very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes)
       => sheeplike, sheepish -- (like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity)
       => yielding -- (inclined to yield to argument or influence or control; "a timid yielding person")
          Also See-> obedient#1; tractable#1, manipulable#1

Sense 2
docile, teachable -- (ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters")
       => tractable (vs. intractable), manipulable -- (easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler)

Sense 3
docile, gentle -- (easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient")
       => tame (vs. wild), tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")

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