- Submissive Sub*mis"sive, a.
1. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's
inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.
With a submissive step I hasted down. --Prior. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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submissive — index malleable, obedient, obeisant, obsequious, passive, patient, pliable, pliant, powerless … Law dictionary
submissive — (adj.) 1580s, inclined to submit, from L. submiss , pp. stem of submittere (see SUBMISSION (Cf. submission)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Masochistic sexual sense is attested by 1969. As a noun in this sense, by 1985. Related: Submissively; submissiveness … Etymology dictionary
submissive — *tame, subdued Analogous words: docile, tractable, amenable, biddable, *obedient: meek, lowly, *humble: *subservient, servile, slavish, menial Antonyms: rebellious … New Dictionary of Synonyms
submissive — [adj] compliant abject, accommodating, acquiescent, amenable, bowing down, comformable, complying, deferential, docile, domesticated, dutiful, giving in*, humble, ingratiating, lowly, malleable, meek, menial, nonresistant, nonresisting, obedient … New thesaurus
submissive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ meekly obedient or passive. DERIVATIVES submissively adverb submissiveness noun … English terms dictionary
submissive — [səb mis′iv] adj. [< L submissus, pp. of submittere (see SUBMIT) + IVE] having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding submissively adv. submissiveness n … English World dictionary
Submissive — Submissiveness is the incidence or trait of yielding to the expressed will of another person or some display of force. It can be found in everyday human interaction. Submissiveness can be a benign aspect of the social fabric, or it may be part of … Wikipedia
submissive — submissively, adv. submissiveness, n. /seuhb mis iv/, adj. 1. inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humbly obedient: submissive servants. 2. marked by or indicating submission: a submissive reply. [1580 90; SUBMISS + IVE] Syn. 1.… … Universalium
submissive — adj. submissive to * * * [səb mɪsɪv] submissive to … Combinatory dictionary
submissive — [[t]səbmɪ̱sɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are submissive, you obey someone without arguing. Most doctors want their patients to be submissive. Syn: passive Ant: assertive Derived words: submissively ADV GRADED The troops submissively laid down their… … English dictionary