Crossword Clue & Answers
23 December 2020
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword
We found 37 answers for the crossword clue 'Submissive', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.
We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.
We have given Submissive a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.
As well as being a clue we've also seen Submissive as an answer itself some 23 times.
Submissive is a single word clue made up of 10 letters.
We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Wednesday, 30 December 2020 with the answer being DOCILE, we also found DOCILE to be the most popular answer for this clue.
We've seen this clue in the following publications:
- Evening Standard Quick Crossword - 30 Dec 2020
- Evening Standard Quick Crossword - 25 Dec 2020
- The Sun Cryptic - 29 Oct 2020
- Evening Standard Easy Crossword - 15 Sep 2020
- Evening Standard Quick Crossword - 10 Sep 2020
- The Guardian Quick - 8 Nov 2019
- The Guardian Quick - 15 Aug 2019
- The Daily Mail Quick - 24 Apr 2019
- The New York Times Crossword - 17 Dec 2017
- The New York Times Crossword - 6 Feb 2017
Definitions and usage
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- 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"
- 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"
Bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
The verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"
Lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
Subjected to cruel treatment; "an abused wife"
Ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"
Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; "too facile a solution for so complex a problem"
A domestic servant
The act of bending something
Expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"
The semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
Submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"
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"
Not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"
Open to being acted upon in a certain way; "an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death"; "the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment"
Willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest; "too acquiescent to challenge authority"
Capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"
Dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
Inclined to yield to argument or influence or control; "a timid yielding person"
Befitting a young child; "childlike charm"
Render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy"
Capable of being regulated; "adjustable interest rates"
Capable of being controlled
Tending to suggest something improper or indecent; "a suggestive nod"; "suggestive poses"
Compliant and obedient to authority; "editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw
Accustomed to home life; "some men think it unmanly to be domesticated; others find gratification in it"
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