Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being indocile; unteachableness; intractableness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being indocile; dullness of intellect; unteachableness; intractableness.

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  • noun the quality or condition of being indocile

Etymologies

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From indocile +‎ -ity.

Examples

  • But the extreme illiterateness and indocility of this maid are surprising, considering that she wants not inquisitiveness, appears willing to learn, and, in other respects, has quick parts.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Dr. Johnson seemed pleased with the observation, while the person who made it proceeded to remark, that great torture must have been employed, ere the indocility of the animal could have been subdued.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • My mind was a good deal bent on success: I could not bear the thought of being baffled by mere undisciplined disaffection and wanton indocility, in this first attempt to get on in life.

    Villette

  • The great spider at the focus of the resplendent web is a frequent and conspicuous ornament to the edges of the jungle, and having no fear, and no indocility of temper, it undergoes the ordeal of admiration with an assumption of disdainful coquettism.

    Tropic Days

  • In the history of modern times, the avarice of commercial monopoly, no less than the ambition of weak and wicked chiefs, seems to have fomented the universal discord, to have added stubbornness to the mistakes of cabinets, and indocility to the infatuation of the people.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Such a malediction which pride and disobedience brought upon this learned man, ought to strike terror into those vain men who forsake piety for science, and in whom great talents have no other effect than to produce in them great attachment to their own conceits, and proud indocility, which induces, at length, even a revolt against the Church.

    The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi

  • Intellect can be served only by the finest properties of the blood; and if there be any indocility of soul, any impurity of purpose, any coldness or carelessness, any prurience or crude and intemperate heat, then base spirits are sent down from the seat of the soul to summon the sanguineous forces; and these gather a crew after their own kind.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator

  • The old fraternity of hunters or cow-killers had almost disappeared; but the corsairs and the planters were strongly united, and galled by the oppression of the West India Company, displayed their strength in a spirit of indocility which caused great embarrassment to the governor.

    The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century

  • Such a malediction which pride and disobedience brought upon this learned man, ought to strike terror into those vain men who forsake piety for science, and in whom great talents have no other effect than to produce in them great attachment to their own conceits, and proud indocility, which induces, at length, even a revolt against the Church.

    The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi

  • Suggestion would be in place for serious perversions or inveterate vices = = kleptomaniac impulses, impulses to lying, debauchery, sloth, indecency, indocility, onanism, etc.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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