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Definition of the adjective submissive

What does submissive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
  2. abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

Alternative definition of the adjective submissive


  1. Meekly obedient or passive.

Definition of the adjective submissive for high school students

    easily yielding to authority
    • example: In some cultures, wives are supposed to be submissive and support their husbands in all matters.

The adjective submissive is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the noun submissive

What does submissive mean as a name of something?


  1. one who submits


  1. Submissive a.k.a. Deference is the condition of submitting to the espoused, legitimate influence of one's superior or superiors. Deference implies a yielding or submitting to the judgment of a recognized superior out of respect or reverence. Deference has been studied extensively by political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists.
  2. Submissive a.k.a. Bottom: In BDSM relationships, the bottom or submissive takes the passive, receiving, or obedient role. The other partner is the top or dominant.
  3. Submissive is a breed temperament.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Submissive

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Google previewMarriage Is a Mystery Door (2010)

Marriage Is a Mystery by Finese

However, being submissive means giving each other respect, and learn to give space and learn nonverbal communication ...

Google previewUNVEILED The Secret Submissive Within

by Michelle Fegatofi

Being submissive means you feel a need inside yourself to give up control to someone, whether sexually or more, but you feel it. If you have no desire to submit and just want to be made to submit, that is more of a masochist pretending to be a ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

a friendly submissive ...

Google previewA comprehensive dictionary of English synonymes (1835)

by William Carpenter

Dutiful — obedient, submissive, respectful. Duty — business, office ; obedience, respect, obligation. Dwelling — abode, residence, domicile, habitation. To Dwell — abide, stay, rest, sojourn ; reside, inhabit. E. Eager — hot, ardent, vehement, ...

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The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure. (Hermann Hesse)
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Scrabble value of S1U1B3M3I1S1S1I1V4E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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