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  • adj. Unwilling to submit; not submissive, disobedient

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not submissive; disobedient.

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  • adj. not servile or submissive


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From un- +‎ submissive


  • Though so near Fez it is still almost on the disputed border between the loyal and the "unsubmissive" tribes, those that are _Blad-Makhzen_ (of the Sultan's government) and those that are against it.

    In Morocco

  • In the Gor novels, you take a rebellious or otherwise unsubmissive female and your hero convinces her she's a closet submissive who wants to be a slave.

    The Gor books

  • The world will be saved – if it can be – only by the unsubmissive.

    Firedoglake » El Sueño Americano (The American Dream)

  • Christians who purposely avoid being accountable to other believers and to their spiritual leaders are just as guilty of being unsubmissive to the will of God as are Christian leaders who refuse to make themselves accountable to other members of the body of Christ.

    Rich in Every Way

  • The former was ever meek and feminine, the latter fierce and unsubmissive.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson

  • He had the unsubmissive intellect of the free-born without their mental blinkers; his world had a history of steady, often violent evolution behind it, had made an idol of 'progress', so he could observe today with more detachment than people who for the past two millennia had striven only for stasis.

    The Long Way Home

  • Sometimes these individuals become tyrannical, standing with vials of wrath all ready to be poured forth upon the heads of the unsubmissive, and it must be owned that our aunt was in this not wholly unlike the rest; but then she was so good-natured, so reasonable, that, although the aforesaid vials were often known to be well filled, yet her kindness and good sense always kept the corks in.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864

  • An unsubmissive, unconfiding, unresigned soul will make vain the best hygienic treatment; and, on the contrary, the most saintly religious resolution and purpose maybe defeated and vitiated by an habitual ignorance and disregard of the laws of the physical system.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

  • How could I remain impenitent and unsubmissive when for my faults an innocent man stood exposed in contumely to the public gaze?

    King John of Jingalo The Story of a Monarch in Difficulties

  • The ancestors who had hewn their way through their enemies with battle-axes, who had been fierce and cruel and unconquerable in their savage pride, had handed down to him a burning and unsubmissive soul.

    The Shuttle


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