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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 ?
Baser still it regardeth the obsequious, doggish one, who immediately lieth on his back, the submissive one; and there is also wisdom that is submissive, and doggish, and pious, and obsequious.
If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive; and, unless submissive, then will be practically useless.
The archdeacon had in Quasimodo the most submissive slave, the most docile lackey, the most vigilant of dogs.
A submissive orchestra dictated to by a spectacled man with frowsy hair and a dress suit, industriously followed the bobs of his head and the waves of his baton.
That honest wagoner is thinking of his dinner, getting sadly dry in the oven at this late hour; but he will not touch it till he has fed his horses,--the strong, submissive, meek-eyed beasts, who, I fancy, are looking mild reproach at him from between their blinkers, that he should crack his whip at them in that awful manner as if they needed that hint!
"Pardon, Monsieur the Marquis!" said a ragged and submissive man, "it is a child."
I answered in a few words, but in the most submissive manner, lifting up my left hand, and both my eyes to the sun, as calling him for a witness; and being almost famished with hunger, having not eaten a morsel for some hours before I left the ship, I found the demands of nature so strong upon me, that I could not forbear showing my impatience (perhaps against the strict rules of decency) by putting my finger frequently to my mouth, to signify that I wanted food.
However, this time, my tranquillity, or passiveness as philosophers say, proceeded from another source; it proceeded from a wish, like a submissive and devoted daughter" (a slight smile was observable on the purple lips of the young girl), "to practice obedience."
"And yet with all this rugged pride of manhood and self-help, was there ever soul more tenderly affectionate, loyally submissive to what was really higher than he?
Those of Mr and Mrs Quilp, however, were an exception to the general rule; the remarks which they occasioned being limited to a long soliloquy on the part of the gentleman, with perhaps a few deprecatory observations from the lady, not extending beyond a trembling monosyllable uttered at long intervals, and in a very submissive and humble tone.
Having as it were reviewed her kingdom, tested her power, and made sure that everyone was submissive, but that all the same it was dull, Natasha betook herself to the ballroom, picked up her guitar, sat down in a dark corner behind a bookcase, and began to run her fingers over the strings in the bass, picking out a passage she recalled from an opera she had heard in Petersburg with Prince Andrew.
Nevertheless, he observed with pleasure that Miss Brooke showed an ardent submissive affection which promised to fulfil his most agreeable previsions of marriage.