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adj. Archaic

[Latin submissus, past participle of submittere, to set under; see submit.]


1. docile; submissive
2. soft in tone
[C16: from Latin submissus lowered, gentle, from submittere to reduce, from sub- + mittere to send]
References in classic literature ?
But thou art placed above me; thou art Lord; From thee I can, and must, submiss, endure Cheek or reproof, and glad to scape so quit.
Neerer his presence ADAM though not awd, Yet with submiss approach and reverence meek, As to a superior Nature, bowing low,
Submiss: he reared me, and Whom thou sought'st I am,