English adjective: submissive
|1.||submissive inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination|
A submissive reply.
Replacing troublemakers with more submissive people.
|Similar||abject, bowed, bowing, cringing, dominated, groveling, grovelling, henpecked, meek, spiritless, wormlike, wormy|
|See also||humble, obedient, subordinate, unassertive|
|2.||submissive abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant|
|Samples||Slavish devotion to her job ruled her life.|
A slavish yes-man to the party bosses.
She has become submissive and subservient.