Definition of submissiveness in English:

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submissiveness

Pronunciation: /səbˈmɪsɪvnɪs/

noun

[mass noun]
The quality of being submissive: he didn’t confuse respect with submissiveness
More example sentences
  • 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.
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