Definition of submissive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

submissive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//səbˈmɪsɪv//
 
 
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too willing to accept someone else's authority and to obey them without questioning anything they want you to do He expected his daughters to be meek and submissive. She followed him like a submissive child. opposite assertive
submissively
 
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adverb “You're right and I was wrong,” he said submissively.
submissiveness
 
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: submissive