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submissive (adj.)

1580s, "inclined to submit, yielding to authority," from Latin submiss-, past participle stem of submittere (see submission) + -ive. Masochistic sexual sense is attested by 1969. As a noun in this sense, by 1985. Related: Submissively; submissiveness.

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Definitions of submissive from WordNet

submissive (adj.)
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination;
submissive servants
replacing troublemakers with more submissive people
a submissive reply
submissive (adj.)
abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams;
she has become submissive and subservient
Synonyms: slavish / subservient
From wordnet.princeton.edu