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- n. The state or quality of being submissive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being submissive, in any sense of the word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.
You may be plagued with indecisiveness or revert to emotional "default" positions forged during childhood, such as submissiveness, rebellion or self-undermining behavior.
The letter additionally criticized the ruling party of Prime Minister Donald Tusk for "submissiveness" toward Russia and acting like a "client" with Germany, adding that his
"submissiveness" and the light-heartedness of the French did not prevent their being also fickle; and their "docility" was varied by fits of violent quarrelling with their American neighbors and among themselves.
"submissiveness" following the crushing defeat of their chosen national leaders.
Of course there exist caricatures of a misguided humility and a mistaken submissiveness, which we do not want to imitate.
If you questioned it, your loyalty and submissiveness quickly became the issue, and you were “dealt with accordingly.”
The republicans, in their submissiveness and spinelessness, were trying to impress the media and all the idiots who voted for Obama with their willingness to PANDER for votes like the democrats.
I doubt that anyone who has seen "Waiting for Superman" would agree with Ezra that unions are helpless to "define the status quo," or that enforced employee submissiveness is a major problem in the public schools.
Or you may be the woman who has witnessed the suffering of older siblings who resisted a controlling parent only to be vilified and rejected by that parent, and you have learned submissiveness at home and failed to develop the assertiveness you need to succeed in adult life.
For too long, the Palestinian reaction to the occupation has been submissiveness on one end of the spectrum and belligerence on the other end.
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