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[suh b-mis]
adjective Archaic.
  1. submissive.
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Origin of submiss

1560–70; < Latin submissus (past participle of submittere to submit)
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Examples from the Web for submiss

Historical Examples

  • Those entrusted with the power of office must also be the most obedient and submiss.

    The History of Antiquity

    Max Duncker

  • For your interest or favour with him, you are to be the shorter or longer, more familiar or submiss, as he will afford you time.

  • To such of the Canons as he came upon, his Majesty was most polite; they most submiss.

  • Probably his new allodial Ritter gentlemen were not the most submiss, when made hereditary?

British Dictionary definitions for submiss


adjective archaic, or poetic
  1. docile; submissive
  2. soft in tone
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin submissus lowered, gentle, from submittere to reduce, from sub- + mittere to send
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