from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Archaic Submissive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Submissive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Submissive; humble; obsequious.
  • adj. Gentle; soft; calm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Humble; submissive.
  • Low; soft; gentle.


Latin submissus, past participle of submittere, to set under; see submit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin submissus. (Wiktionary)



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