- The quality of being submissive: he didn’t confuse respect with submissivenessMore example sentences
compliance, submission, subservience, yielding, acquiescence, deference, assent, meekness, obedience, dutifulness, duteousness, biddableness, malleability, tractableness, tractability, tameness, docility, passiveness, passivity, humility, resignation, forbearance; obsequiousness, sycophancy, servility, self-abasement• informal bootlicking
- Somebody claiming to detect a divine design in respect of himself may phrase the idea in terms of humility, even submissiveness.
- Despite being commonly held up as a paragon of the submissiveness, obedience, and loyalty that many men would like to see in their wives, women have often taken other lessons from her behaviour.
- Removing one's footwear before entering a home or a temple before worship denotes a sign of respect, humility and submissiveness.