(?), a. 1. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.
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Not at his feet submissive in distress,
Creature so fair his reconcilement seeking.
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2. Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.
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With a submissive step I hasted down.
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Syn. -- Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient; humble; modest; passive.
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-- Sub*mis"sive*ly, adv. -- Sub*mis"sive*ness, n.
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