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sub·mis·sive

 (səb-mĭs′ĭv)
adj.
Inclined or willing to submit.

sub·mis′sive·ly adv.
sub·mis′sive·ness n.

submissive

(səbˈmɪsɪv)
adj
of, tending towards, or indicating submission, humility, or servility
subˈmissively adv
subˈmissiveness n

sub•mis•sive

(səbˈmɪs ɪv)

adj.
1. inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humbly obedient.
2. marked by or indicating submission.
[1580–90]
sub•mis′sive•ly, adv.
sub•mis′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.submissive - inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
unassertive - inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"
obedient - dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
humble - marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
subordinate - subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
domineering - tending to domineer
2.submissive - abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient"
servile - submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"

submissive

submissive

adjective
1. Submitting without objection or resistance:
2. Willing to carry out the wishes of others:
Translations
خاضعخاضِع، مُذْعِن، مُطيع
poddajný
hlÿîinn
itaatkâruysal

submissive

[səbˈmɪsɪv] ADJsumiso

submissive

[səbˈmɪsɪv] adjsoumis(e)

submissive

adjdemütig, gehorsam, unterwürfig (pej)(to gegenüber); submissive to authorityautoritätsgläubig

submissive

[səbˈmɪsɪv] adjsottomesso/a, remissivo/a

submit

(səbˈmit) past tense, past participle subˈmitted verb
1. to yield to control or to a particular kind of treatment by another person etc. I refuse to submit to his control; The rebels were ordered to submit.
2. to offer (a plan, suggestion, proposal, entry etc). Competitors for the painting competition must submit their entries by Friday.
suˈbmission (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of submitting.
2. humbleness or obedience.
subˈmissive (-siv) adjective
obedient and humble.
subˈmissively adverb
subˈmissiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
And Laurie sat down with a submissive expression delightful to behold.
Huron," interrupted Uncas, who submissive to the stern customs of his people, had been an attentive and grave listener to all that passed; "Huron, the justice of the Delawares comes from the Manitou.
Well, I took him in hand, and in one fortnight I had him tamed down as submissive and tractable as heart could desire.
I rejoice that horses and steers have to be broken before they can be made the slaves of men, and that men themselves have some wild oats still left to sow before they become submissive members of society.
Woodhouse could only give a submissive sigh; and as Emma saw his spirits affected by the idea of his daughter's attachment to her husband, she immediately led to such a branch of the subject as must raise them.
Not that Marianne appeared to distrust the truth of any part of it, for she listened to it all with the most steady and submissive attention, made neither objection nor remark, attempted no vindication of Willoughby, and seemed to shew by her tears that she felt it to be impossible.
Instead of speaking, I smiled; and not a very complacent or submissive smile either.
He was a plain rough man; and he made no scruple to speak his doubts of her surviving this second attack; unless she were more submissive to his directions than she had shown herself before.
In the submissive way of one long accustomed to obey under coercion, he ate and drank what they gave him to eat and drink, and put on the cloak and other wrappings, that they gave him to wear.
If he shows his face near it, mine assumes an imploring and submissive expression.
Yet he was as submissive to a word of advice as if he had been in constant terror, for, when we ran ashore to get some bottles of beer into the boat, and he was stepping out, I hinted that I thought he would be safest where he was, and he said.
So spake our general Mother, and with eyes Of conjugal attraction unreprov'd, And meek surrender, half imbracing leand On our first Father, half her swelling Breast Naked met his under the flowing Gold Of her loose tresses hid: he in delight Both of her Beauty and submissive Charms Smil'd with superior Love, as JUPITER On JUNO smiles, when he impregns the Clouds That shed MAY Flowers; and press'd her Matron lip With kisses pure: aside the Devil turnd For envie, yet with jealous leer maligne Ey'd them askance, and to himself thus plaind.