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Definitions for submissive
səbˈmɪs ɪvsub·mis·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submissiveadjective

    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, submissiveadjective

    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. submissivenoun

    one who submits

  2. submissiveadjective

    Meekly obedient or passive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submissiveadjective

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

  2. Submissiveadjective

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of submissive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of submissive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of submissive in a Sentence

  1. Paige Patterson:

    You have to do what you can at home to be submissive in every way that you can and to elevate him.

  2. Joseph de Maistre:

    Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.

  3. Hermann Hesse:

    The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.

  4. Pope Francis:

    A good father knows how to wait and knows how to forgive from the bottom of his heart. Of course he can also discipline with a firm hand: he's not weak, submissive, sentimental, this father knows how to discipline without demeaning; he knows how to protect without restraint.

  5. Kim Bok-dong:

    When I started, the Japanese military would often beat me because I wasn't submissive, there are no words to describe my suffering. Even now. I can't live without medicine. I'm always in pain.

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