[suh b-mis-iv] /səbˈmɪs ɪv/
inclined or ready to or yield to the authority of another; unresistingly or humbly obedient:
marked by or indicating or an instance of yielding to the authority of another:
a submissive reply.
of, tending towards, or indicating submission, humility, or servility
1580s, “inclined to submit,” from Latin submiss-, past participle stem of submittere (see submission) + -ive. Masochistic sexual sense is attested by 1969. As a noun in this sense, by 1985. Related: Submissively; submissiveness.
[suh-bawr-dn-ey-shuh n] /səˌbɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of placing in a lower rank or position: The refusal to allow women to be educated was part of society’s subordination of women to men. 2. the act , or of making dependent, secondary, or subservient. 3. the condition of being , or made dependent, secondary, […]
[suh b-sid-ee-er-ee] /səbˈsɪd iˌɛr i/ adjective 1. serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary; supplementary. 2. subordinate or secondary: subsidiary issues. 3. of or relating to a subsidiary. noun, plural subsidiaries. 4. a subsidiary thing or person. 5. . 6. Music. a subordinate theme or subject. /səbˈsɪdɪərɪ/ adjective 1. serving to aid or supplement; auxiliary 2. […]
[suhb-stuh n-tiv] /ˈsʌb stən tɪv/ noun, Grammar. 1. a noun. 2. a pronoun or other word or phrase functioning or inflected like a noun. adjective 3. Grammar. 4. having independent existence; independent. 5. belonging to the real nature or essential part of a thing; essential. 6. real or actual. 7. of considerable amount or quantity. […]
[suh k-ses-iv] /səkˈsɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. following in order or in uninterrupted sequence; consecutive: three successive days. 2. following another in a regular sequence: the second successive day. 3. characterized by or involving . /səkˈsɛsɪv/ adjective 1. following another without interruption 2. of or involving succession: a successive process adj. early 15c., from Medieval Latin […]