Synonyms for submissive

Synonyms for (adjective) submissive

Synonyms: submissive

Definition: inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

Usage: submissive servants; a submissive reply; replacing troublemakers with more submissive people

Similar words: abject

Definition: showing humiliation or submissiveness

Usage: an abject apology


Similar words: bowing, bowed

Definition: showing an excessively deferential manner


Similar words: spiritless, meek

Definition: evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant

Usage: compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others; a fine fiery blast against meek conformity- Orville Prescott; she looked meek but had the heart of a lion; was submissive and subservient


Similar words: cringing, wormlike, wormy, groveling, grovelling

Definition: totally submissive


Similar words: henpecked, dominated

Definition: harassed by persistent nagging


Synonyms: slavish, submissive, subservient

Definition: abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

Usage: 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

Similar words: servile

Definition: submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

Usage: spoke in a servile tone; the incurably servile housekeeper; servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work