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. Milton.


Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.

With a submissive step I hasted down. Prior.

Syn. -- Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient; humble; modest; passive.

-- Sub*mis"sive*ly, adv. -- Sub*mis"sive*ness, n.


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