Definition of submissively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səbˈmɪsɪvli//
; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪsɪvli//
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in a way that shows you are willing to accept somebody else's authority and willing to obey them without questioning anything they want you to do ‘You're right and I was wrong,’ he said submissively. opposite assertively