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synonyms for submissive

  • accommodating
  • deferential
  • dutiful
  • meek
  • obedient
  • passive
  • abject
  • acquiescent
  • amenable
  • bowing down
  • comformable
  • complying
  • docile
  • domesticated
  • giving-in
  • humble
  • ingratiating
  • lowly
  • malleable
  • menial
  • nonresistant
  • nonresisting
  • obeisant
  • obeying
  • obsequious
  • patient
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • resigned
  • servile
  • slavish
  • subdued
  • tame
  • tractable
  • uncomplaining
  • unresisting
  • yes
  • yielding
See also synonyms for: submissively / submissiveness / unsubmissive

antonyms for submissive

MOST RELEVANT
  • disobedient
  • immodest
  • fighting
  • intractable
  • resistant
  • unyielding
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How to use submissive in a sentence

Being a stranger to Germany, Fazazi was, at the time, utterly dependent on her husband, and submissive to his views on where to go, and how to dress and behave.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWERS: FIVE LIVES AND A WORLD TRANSFORMEDJOBY WARRICK, SOUAD MEKHENNETSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“Ensure that you aren’t the first one to stray away from making eye contact—that’s a submissive gesture,” says Donaldson.
EXUDE POWER AND CONFIDENCE WITH BETTER BODY LANGUAGEJOHN KENNEDYAUGUST 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Fashion—Do not be too submissive to the dictates of fashion; at the same time avoid oddity or eccentricity in your dress.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Instead of creating men, a perfect God ought to have created only docile and submissive angels.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Their profession requires vile and submissive slaves, who never have the audacity to reason.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
A week passed thus: the count came twice to see me, and always preserved the same cold and submissive manner.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
Folk made they submissive readily enough, and many country folk were thereon baptized.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
He had been humble, submissive to Thurstane, and almost entirely indifferent about Clara.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
He was a pleasant enough man as a rule, except when not digesting well, and generally submissive to Madame Bill.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Not only does each generation respect its own leading minds, but it is submissive to the learning and intellect of other days.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBMISSIVE

  • base
  • contemptible
  • degraded
  • dejected
  • deplorable
  • dishonorable
  • fawning
  • forlorn
  • groveling
  • hangdog
  • humiliated
  • low
  • miserable
  • outcast
  • pitiable
  • servile
  • submissive
  • worthless
  • wretched
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.