non-submissive

submissive

[suhb-mis-iv]
adjective
1.
inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humbly obedient: submissive servants.
2.
marked by or indicating submission: a submissive reply.

Origin:
1580–90; submiss + -ive

submissively, adverb
submissiveness, noun
nonsubmissive, adjective
nonsubmissively, adverb
nonsubmissiveness, noun
quasi-submissive, adjective
quasi-submissively, adverb
unsubmissive, adjective
unsubmissively, adverb
unsubmissiveness, noun


1. tractable, compliant, pliant, amenable. 2. passive, resigned, patient, docile, tame, subdued.


1. rebellious, disobedient.
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submissive (səbˈmɪsɪv)
 
adj
of, tending towards, or indicating submission, humility, or servility
 
sub'missively
 
adv
 
sub'missiveness
 
n

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submissive
1580s, "inclined to submit," from L. submiss-, pp. stem of submittere (see submission) + -ive. Masochistic sexual sense is attested by 1969. As a noun in this sense, by 1985. Related: Submissively; submissiveness.
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