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Meaning of SUBMISSIVE

Pronunciation:  sub'misiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  willing to submit without resistance to authority; deferent
 

SUBMISSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: abject, bowed, bowing, compliant, cringing, dominated, groveling, grovelling, henpecked, meek, servile, slavish, spiritless, subservient, wormlike, wormy
 
 Antonyms: domineering
 
 See Also: humble, obedient, subordinate, unassertive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*mis"sive\, a.
1. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's
   inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.

         Not at his feet submissive in distress, Creature so
         fair his reconcilement seeking.       --Milton.

2. Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as,
   a submissive demeanor.

         With a submissive step I hasted down. --Prior.

Syn: Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient;
     humble; modest; passive. -- {Sub*mis"sive*ly}, adv. --
     {Sub*mis"sive*ness}, n.

 

 

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