We'll keep weeding out the troublesome ones, keep fattening and hobbling the submissive ones.
A synonym given for submissive is “compliant,” and among those given for submit is “yield” and “defer.”
York queried her about her past statement that women should be submissive to their husbands.
Many young women in the BDSM subculture find their way into a dominant role, whether coming from a submissive standpoint or not.
The candidate clarified that by “submissive” she meant that she has respect for her husband.
Mahmuds voice was low, submissive; but through the drooping lids a gleam shone forth that never came from sunlight or from sea.
The sons of the submissive are neither conquerors of self nor takers of cities.
Miss Hildegard looked rebellious for an instant, but accepted the verdict of superior wisdom with submissive silence.
I do not mean to say that she was submissive—that she deferred, in her judgements, to his.
This irony gave him a sense of being still outside his emotions and not a submissive part of them.