Crossword Clue & Answers
8 September 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple
We found 38 answers for the crossword clue 'Submissive', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.
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 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Friday, 17 September 2021 with the answer being OBEDIENT, but the most popular answer for this clue is MEEK.
We've seen this clue in the following publications:
- Irish Independent - Simple - 17 Sep 2021
- Irish Independent - Simple - 31 Aug 2021
- Evening Standard Quick Crossword - 17 Jun 2021
- The Guardian Quick - 4 Jun 2021
- The Mirror Quick - 25 May 2021
- The Guardian Quick - 26 Apr 2021
- The Sun Cryptic - 13 Mar 2021
- Evening Standard Quick Crossword - 30 Dec 2020
- Evening Standard Quick Crossword - 25 Dec 2020
- The Sun Cryptic - 29 Oct 2020
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 knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
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"
Very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
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
Lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure; "a deep yielding layer of foam rubber"
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
(usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly; "actions indicative of fear"
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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