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Adjective: submissive  sub'mi-siv
  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"
  2. Abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    "she has become submissive and subservient";
    - slavish, subservient

See also: abject, bowed[2], bowing, cringing, dominated, groveling [US], grovelling [Brit, Cdn], henpecked [informal], humble, meek, obedient, servile, spiritless, subordinate, unassertive, wormlike, wormy

Antonym: domineering

Encyclopedia: Submissive