adjective sub·mis·sive \-ˈmi-siv\

: willing to obey someone else

Full Definition of SUBMISSIVE

:  submitting to others <submissive employees>
sub·mis·sive·ly adverb
sub·mis·sive·ness noun

Examples of SUBMISSIVE

  1. <it's not in her nature to be submissive>

First Known Use of SUBMISSIVE

SUBMISSIVELY Defined for Kids


adjective sub·mis·sive \səb-ˈmi-siv\

Definition of SUBMISSIVE for Kids

:  willing to give in to others
sub·mis·sive·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary


adjective sub·mis·sive \səb-ˈmis-iv\

Medical Definition of SUBMISSIVE

:  characterized by tendencies to yield to the will or authority of others <bullying usually involves a stronger, more dominant personality coercing a weaker, more submissive personality—S. W. Twemlow et al>
sub·mis·sive·ness noun


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