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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Submissive  \Sub*mis"sive\,  a. 
  1.  Inclined  or  ready  to  submit;  acknowledging  one's 
  inferiority;  yielding;  obedient;  humble. 
 
  Not  at  his  feet  submissive  in  distress,  Creature  so 
  fair  his  reconcilement  seeking.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Showing  a  readiness  to  submit;  expressing  submission;  as 
  a  submissive  demeanor. 
 
  With  a  submissive  step  I  hasted  down  --Prior. 
 
  Syn:  Obedient;  compliant;  yielding;  obsequious;  subservient; 
  humble;  modest;  passive.  --  {Sub*mis"sive*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Sub*mis"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  submissive 
  adj  1:  inclined  or  willing  to  submit  to  orders  or  wishes  of  others 
  or  showing  such  inclination;  "submissive  servants";  "a 
  submissive  reply";  "replacing  troublemakers  with  more 
  submissive  people"  [ant:  {domineering}] 
  2:  willing  to  submit  without  resistance  to  authority;  deferent 
  3:  abjectly  submissive;  characteristic  of  a  slave  or  servant; 
  "slavish  devotion  to  her  job  ruled  her  life";  "a  slavish 
  yes-man  to  the  party  bosses"-  S.H.Adams;  "she  has  become 
  submissive  and  subservient"  [syn:  {slavish},  {subservient}] 




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