Sub*mis"sive (?), a.
Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.
Not at his feet submissive in distress,
Creature so fair his reconcilement seeking.
Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.
With a submissive step I hasted down.
Syn. -- Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient; humble; modest; passive.
-- Sub*mis"sive*ly, adv. -- Sub*mis"sive*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.