HyperDic: submissive

English > 2 senses of the word submissive:
ADJECTIVEallsubmissiveinclined or willing / willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
allsubmissive, slavish, subservientabjectly submissive
submissive > pronunciation
Soundssahbmih'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > submissive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningInclined or willing / willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination.
Examples
  • "submissive servants"
  • "a submissive reply"
  • "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
Narrowerabjectshowing humiliation or submissiveness
bowed, bowingshowing an excessively deferential manner
cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormytotally submissive
dominated, henpeckedharassed by persistent nagging
meek, spiritlessevidencing little spirit or courage
See alsohumblemarked by meekness or modesty
obedientdutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
subordinatesubject or submissive to authority or the control of another
unassertiveInclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
Oppositedomineeringtending to domineer
Spanishsumiso
Nounssubmissivenessthe trait of being willing / willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.
Verbssubmityield to another's wish / wish or opinion
submityield to the control of another
English > submissive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningabjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant.
Example "she has become submissive and subservient"
Synonymsslavish, subservient
Broaderservilesubmissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
Spanishesclavo, servil
Nounssubmissivenessthe trait of being willing / willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.
Adverbssubmissivelyin a servile manner
Verbssubmityield to the control of another

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