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Synonyms for submissive
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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"

    Synonyms:
    subservient, slavish

    Antonyms:
    autocratic, high-and-mighty, bossy, tyrannous, tyrannical, unsubmissive, dictatorial, unservile, dominating, bullying, high-handed, peremptory, blustery, oppressive, authoritarian, roughshod, cavalier, domineering, magisterial, heavy-handed, overbearing

  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"

    Synonyms:
    subservient, slavish, instrumental, implemental

    Antonyms:
    high-handed, peremptory, bullying, high-and-mighty, autocratic, unsubmissive, heavy-handed, unservile, bossy, blustery, oppressive, cavalier, tyrannical, magisterial, overbearing, tyrannous, domineering, authoritarian, dictatorial, dominating, roughshod

Wiktionary

  1. submissive(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    obedient, meek, timid, docile, slavish

    Antonyms:
    dominant, domineering

  2. submissive(adjective)

    Meekly obedient or passive.

    Synonyms:
    obedient, meek, docile, timid, slavish

    Antonyms:
    domineering, dominant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. submissive

    One who is docile is easily taught; one who is tractable is easily led; one who is pliant is easily bent in any direction; compliant represents one as inclined or persuaded to agreement with another's will. Compare DUTY.

    Synonyms:
    amenable, compliant, docile, gentle, manageable, obedient, pliable, pliant, tame, teachable, tractable, yielding

    Antonyms:
    determined, dogged, firm, inflexible, intractable, obstinate, opinionated, resolute, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding, wilful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. submissive

    Synonyms:
    obedient, compliant, yielding, obsequious, humble, docile, modest, passive, acquiescent, subservient

    Antonyms:
    disobedient, incompliant, unyielding, unobsequious, recalcitrant, refractory, proud, resistent, renitent, malcontent, recusant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. submissive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    yielding, tractable, pliant, docile

  2. submissive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    obedient, resigned, uncomplaining, unrepining, patient, long-suffering

  3. submissive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    humble, meek, lowly, profound

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. submissive(a)

    Synonyms:
    yielding, obedient, tractable, meek, resigned, passive

    Antonyms:
    insubmissive, defiant, intractable, rebellious, refractory

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    slavish, docile

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

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