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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"

    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, 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"

    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


  1. submissive(noun)

    one who submits

    obedient, meek, timid, docile, slavish

    dominant, domineering

  2. submissive(adjective)

    obedient, meek, docile, timid, slavish

    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.

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. submissive

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. submissive(a.)

    yielding, tractable, pliant, docile

  2. submissive(a.)

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

  3. submissive(a.)

    humble, meek, lowly, profound

PPDB, the paraphrase database

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    slavish, docile

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

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