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Synonyms for submissive
səbˈmɪs ɪvsub·mis·sive

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  1. submissiveadjective

    obedient, meek, timid, docile, slavish

    dominant, domineering

  2. submissiveadjective

    Meekly obedient or passive.

    obedient, meek, docile, timid, slavish

    domineering, dominant

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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"

    subservient, slavish

    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, 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"

    subservient, slavish, instrumental, implemental

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. submissiveadjective

    yielding, tractable, pliant, docile

  2. submissiveadjective

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

  3. submissiveadjective

    humble, meek, lowly, profound

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. submissiveadjective

    yielding, obedient, tractable, meek, resigned, passive

    insubmissive, defiant, intractable, rebellious, refractory

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "submissive":

    slavish, docile

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. submissive


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  1. 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.

  2. Nisar Hussain:

    She was religious, but a very normal person as well. She was a very hardworking and submissive student. She never created any problem in the class. She was an obedient girl. I cannot even imagine how she could murder people.

  3. Paige Patterson:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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