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submissive

adjective uk   /səbˈmɪs.ɪv/ us  
describes someone who allows themselves to be controlled by other people: He was looking for a quiet, submissive wife who would obey his every word.
submissively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
submissiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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