1. submissive

adjective. ['səbˈmɪsɪv'] inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination.


  • subordinate
  • groveling
  • obedient
  • wormlike
  • grovelling
  • henpecked
  • meek
  • bowing
  • humble
  • dominated
  • unassertive
  • wormy
  • cringing
  • bowed
  • spiritless


  • insubordinate
  • domineering
  • proud
  • assertive

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Rhymes with Submissive

  • dismissive
  • permissive
  • derisive

Sentences with submissive

1. Adjective
You should not adopt an aggressive tone nor one that is too submissive.

Quotes about submissive

1. The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.
- Noam Chomsky

2. Peace is not a result inside us from everything around us. Peace is not submissive nor passive. On the contrary, peace is an overwhelming force which comes from within us, disrespectful of everything around us, a firm coalition of spirit and soul standing against all the unrest that abounds.
- C. JoyBell C.

3. Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous.
- Thomas Szasz

2. submissive

adjective. ['səbˈmɪsɪv'] abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant.


  • servile
  • slavish


  • estimable
  • hopeful
  • fortunate