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- 1. submissive (vs. domineering), abject, bowed, bowing, meek, spiritless, cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy, dominated, henpecked, humble, obedient, subordinate, unassertive
- usage: 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. slavish, subservient, submissive, servile (vs. unservile)
- usage: 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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