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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 for "submissive":

    slavish, docile

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. submissive

    Synonyms:
    Bottom

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How to use submissive in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There are two kinds of people in the world: Submissive and rebellious. The problem of the world is that majority is in the first category!

  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. 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.

  5. Paige Patterson:

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


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