|part of speech:
||inclined or obliged to submit; unresisting; obedient; docile.
He was a harsh man and his children had learned to be submissive.
- docile, meek, nonresistant, passive, tractable, yielding
- bossy, defiant, insubordinate, rebellious
- similar words:
- compliant, deferential, humble, obedient, servile, slavish, subservient, tame, unassertive
||amenable, lawful, meek, obsequious, pliable, respectful, soft
||submissively (adv.), submissiveness (n.)