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Meaning & Definition of Submissive in English





1. Inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

  • "Submissive servants"
  • "A submissive reply"
  • "Replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
  • submissive

2. Abjectly submissive

  • Characteristic of a slave or servant
  • "Slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"
  • "A slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- s.h.adams
  • "She has become submissive and subservient"
  • slavish,
  • subservient,
  • submissive

Examples of using

The idea that Japanese women are submissive and always obedient to their husbands is a lie.