Origin of submissive
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1. tractable, compliant, pliant, amenable. 2. passive, resigned, patient, docile, tame, subdued.
1. rebellious, disobedient.
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Examples from the Web for unsubmissive
The former was ever meek and feminine, the latter fierce and unsubmissive.
It bears the date of April 10th, being the very next day after he had written to Reynolds in so unsubmissive a tone.Life of John Keats
William Michael Rossetti
How could I remain impenitent and unsubmissive when for my faults an innocent man stood exposed in contumely to the public gaze?King John of Jingalo
At times he sulked, at times he affected a cold dignity, and at times a virile anger swayed him at her unsubmissive silences.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
If you give a boy the education of a girl, or a girl the education of a boy, the result will be an unsubmissive or degraded being.Her Royal Highness Woman
- of, tending towards, or indicating submission, humility, or servility
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Word Origin and History for unsubmissive
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