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(adj) teachable, easy to manage, obedient. Origin: L docere, to teach => 'teachable' Docility is considered to be a must-have virtue for women in India. A bhartiya naari is supposed to always keep her eyes and her head down, never raise her voice, and to never take even a toe-nail outside the will of her father, brothers and later, husband and in-laws. "Hamaari beti toh gau hai," parents tell her prospective in-laws with great pride. A 'good woman' means a docile woman. One who is not docile is immediately labelled a shrew, a termagant.