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Dictionary definition for: Submissive

1. (a) 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. (s) willing to submit without resistance to authority; deferent

3. (s) 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"

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