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submissive

sub·mis·sive

submissive

 
 
pronunciation:
sb mI sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: inclined or obliged to submit; unresisting; obedient; docile.
He was a harsh man and his children had learned to be submissive.
synonyms:
docile, meek, nonresistant, passive, tractable, yielding
antonyms:
bossy, defiant, insubordinate, rebellious
similar words:
compliant, deferential, humble, obedient, servile, slavish, subservient, tame, unassertive
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derivations: submissively (adv.), submissiveness (n.)
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