V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. allowing others to have control over you; 2. willing to submit to the wishes of others
Synonyms: compliant, acquiescent, docile, meek, obedient, passive, servile
Antonyms: domineering, controlling, oppressive
Tips: Submissive is derived from the Latin submissio, which means "lowering, yielding." Picture someone yielding control to someone else. Submissive is generally used to describe people who allow others to control their lives.
The submissive woman let her overbearing husband control her. (docile, meek, passive)
The submissive servant did exactly what he was told. (obedient, compliant)
Because she had a submissive personality, she always went along with what others wanted to do. (passive, docile, compliant)
I don't like her submissive manner, and I sometimes wish she would just stand up for herself. (meek, servile, acquiescent)
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