We'll keep weeding out the troublesome ones, keep fattening and hobbling the submissive ones.
A synonym given for submissive is “compliant,” and among those given for submit is “yield” and “defer.”
What if the abuse was consented to, but ended up being rougher than the submissive party had bargained for?
During a debate, Bachmann was questioned about her comment that wives should be “submissive.”
Many young women in the BDSM subculture find their way into a dominant role, whether coming from a submissive standpoint or not.
Mahmuds voice was low, submissive; but through the drooping lids a gleam shone forth that never came from sunlight or from sea.
There was something about her eyes not unlike the dog's expression, submissive, but questioning.
Miss Hildegard looked rebellious for an instant, but accepted the verdict of superior wisdom with submissive silence.
The officers then could not abide him, though some were submissive to him because of his father's position.
This irony gave him a sense of being still outside his emotions and not a submissive part of them.