Examples of submissive in a Sentence
it's not in her nature to be submissive
Recent Examples of submissive from the Web
To be obedient and to be submissive, especially to male authority figures, is — in most evangelical communities— a de facto virtue.
Lawmakers grill cabinet minister over plunder of state funds Parties cooperating to ensure accountability: ANC chief whip Jacob Zuma’s exit as South Africa’s president has given a new lease of life to the nation’s previously submissive parliament.
And bullies can spot a submissive person like that.
Lhuillier's pieces are coveted by celebrity, it-girl and every-girls alike–but what does a bridal designer make for the submissive wife of the most eligible dominant in E.L. James' world?
Any public perception emerging from a White House confab that Trump bullied Peña Nieto — or that the Mexican president was submissive to his U.S. counterpart — could have substantial political blowback in Mexico during a presidential election year.
The actress made reference to quotes from Martin Luther King Jr., and urged women to continue supporting each other and to never become submissive.
Her twist in the handling of the final supposedly submissive speech was sobering and satisfying.
The brand also implies that girls should be sweet and submissive, and should expect a man to come to their rescue in an act of love at first sight.
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balky, contrary, defiant, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, intractable, noncompliant, obstreperous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, unamenable, ungovernable, unruly, untoward, wayward, willful (or wilful);
SUBMISSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of submissive for English Language Learners
: willing to obey someone else
SUBMISSIVE Defined for Kids
medical Definition of submissive
- bullying usually involves a stronger, more dominant personality coercing a weaker, more submissive personality
- —S. W. Twemlow et al
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