Definitions for submissivesəbˈmɪs ɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•mis•sivesəbˈmɪs ɪv(adj.)

  1. inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humbly obedient.

  2. marked by or indicating submission.

Origin of submissive:

1580–90

sub•mis′sive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. submissive(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. slavish, subservient, submissive(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"

Wiktionary

  1. submissive(Noun)

    one who submits

  2. submissive(Adjective)

    Meekly obedient or passive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submissive(adj)

    inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble

  2. Submissive(adj)

    showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor

Freebase

  1. Deference

    Deference is the condition of submitting to the espoused, legitimate influence of one's superior or superiors. Deference implies a yielding or submitting to the judgment of a recognized superior out of respect or reverence. Deference has been studied extensively by political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

submissive(adjective)

obedient and humble.

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