Definition of Submissive

1. Adjective. Inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination. "Replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"




2. Adjective. Abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant. "She has become submissive and subservient"
Exact synonyms: Slavish, Subservient
Similar to: Servile
Derivative terms: Submissiveness, Submit, Subservience, Subservientness

Definition of Submissive

1. a. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.

Definition of Submissive

1. Noun. one who submits ¹

2. Adjective. Meekly obedient or passive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Submissive

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Submissive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Educational Psychology: Briefer Course by Edward Lee Thorndike (1914)
"MASTERING AND submissive BEHAVIOR There is, I believe, ... If the human being who answers these tendencies assumes a submissive behavior, ..."

2. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"If the human being who answers these tendencies assumes a submissive ... The submissive attitude may also provoke the master to protect the submissive one. ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"HUMBLE, MODEST, submissive. THESE terms designate a temper of mind the reverse of self-conceit or pride. The HUMBLE, in Latin humilis, low, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"The crowd of vulgar kings, the leaders of so many martial tribes, who served under the standard of Attila, were ranged in the submissive order of guards and ..."

5. Galileo Galilei and the Roman Curia by Karl von Gebler (1879)
"In all his answers to the Inquisitor, he is actuated by one idea—that of shortening the proceedings and averting a severe sentence by submissive ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... pretensions but in eventually reducing the Roman see itself to be a mere instrument of his will and a submissive agent in the furtherance of his policy. ..."

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