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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

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. Leon Lessinger:

    Human beings are full of emotion, and the teacher who knows how to use it will have dedicated learners. It means sending dominant signals instead of submissive ones with your eyes, body and voice.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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