Submissive Sub*mis"sive, a. 1. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble. [1913 Webster]

Not at his feet submissive in distress, Creature so fair his reconcilement seeking. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor. [1913 Webster]

With a submissive step I hasted down. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient; humble; modest; passive. [1913 Webster] -- {Sub*mis"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Sub*mis"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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