Examples of submissive in a Sentence
it's not in her nature to be submissive
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While Henry was trying to grapple with the idea of having lost a potential male heir, Jane cleverly presented herself as the anti-Anne: quiet, pious, and submissive to the king’s every whim.
Offred is submissive and free from the struggles that come with fighting against the Gilead machine.
The size of the protests suggests a strong challenge to India’s historic fatalism about the role of girls and women as weak, submissive, or expendable.
Long-submissive people suddenly decided to no longer live a lie and instead chose to deny the legitimacy of repressive rulers.
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?
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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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