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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]: 
  n  :  the  trait  of  being  willing  to  yield  to  the  will  of  another 
  person  or  a  superior  force  etc 

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