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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·mis·sive /-ˈmɪsɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·mis·sive a.
 1. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.
 Not at his feet submissive in distress,
 Creature so fair his reconcilement seeking.   --Milton.
 2. Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.
    With a submissive step I hasted down.   --Prior.
 Syn: -- Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient; humble; modest; passive.
 -- Sub*mis*sive*ly, adv. -- Sub*mis*sive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others
             or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a
             submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more
             submissive people" [ant: domineering]
      2: willing to submit without resistance to authority; deferent
      3: abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant;
         "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" [syn: slavish, subservient]