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What is the opposite of headstrong?

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Opposite of energetically wilful and determined
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“Just about anyone who was not entirely docile and subservient to the ruling ethos could be locked up for life.”
Opposite of determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want
“Steve had played games with her mind, and she had been meek and submissive.”
Opposite of refusing to change one's position, attitude or opinion
“Ian was very giving in sharing his toys with his best friend, Sarah.”
Opposite of having a vigorous, independent will
Opposite of strict or exacting in standards
“I can actually leave whenever I want because my parents are rather lenient when it comes to my curfew.”
Opposite of recklessly bold or rash
Opposite of characterized by a pompous air of infallibility
Opposite of unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient
(of a person or animal) Opposite of able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions
“Despite enduring a sickly childhood Charles matured into a strong-willed Stuart monarch and an advocate of the divine right of kings.”
Opposite of inclined to behave in a reckless or outrageous manner
“Even in the face of adversity, she was calm and taught them the meaning of indomitable courage and optimism.”
Opposite of having or showing a resolute, unyielding spirit
“Thiem appeared to forget the rules of the game and only put in a half-hearted effort to return Zverev's stroke.”
Opposite of free from outside control or authority
“Due to his poor performance, his work had to be controlled and monitored.”
Opposite of unwavering from one's opinion or persuasion
“His opinions on the matter were fickle and he would regularly change them on a whim.”
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