- Antonyms of SUBMISSIVE
dominating, bullying, rude, mutinous, rebel, insurgent, wild, errant, heavy-handed, domineering, naughty, uncontrollable, impudent, tyrannous, obdurate, unsubmissive, wayward, unruly, restive, disobedient, recalcitrant, firm, unyielding, dogged, ill-bred, intractable, headstrong, nonconformist, peremptory, blustery, high-and-mighty, inflexible, hardheaded, cavalier, Misbehaving, overbearing, bossy, noncompliant, unmanageable, obstinate, contumacious, self-willed, roughshod, tyrannical, high-handed, disorderly, insolent, willful, peevish, autocratic, perverse, impolite, balky, froward, determined, Incompliant, authoritarian, pigheaded, undisciplined, unamenable, wilful, defiant, insubordinate, dictatorial, resistant, unservile, resolute, opinionated, ill-mannered, rebellious, untoward, disrespectful, refractory, mischievous, obstreperous, magisterial, dissident, mulish, bad, stubborn, oppressive, ungovernable, contrary.
- Examples of usage:
- " She was really the least submissive of you all. - "The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
- Then, standing by her in his submissive way, he added a thought of his own: " It's very hard, Mademoiselle, to see you cry!" - "The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
- Farrabesche respectfully kissed the hand held toward him and looked at Veronique with an eye both tender and submissive, calm and devoted, the expression of a devotion which nothing could ever change, the look of a dog to his master. - "The Village Rector" by Honore de Balzac