Antonyms of adj submissive

2 senses of submissive

Sense 1
submissive (vs. domineering) -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")

domineering (vs. submissive) -- (tending to domineer)
        => authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing -- (expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter")
        => autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory -- (offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner")
        => blustery, bullying -- (noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others)
        => cavalier, high-handed -- (given to haughty disregard of others)
        => heavy-handed, roughshod -- (unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition")
        => oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannous -- (marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights")

Sense 2
slavish, subservient, submissive -- (abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient")

INDIRECT (VIA servile) -> unservile, unsubmissive -- (not servile or submissive)

Similarity of adj submissive

2 senses of submissive

Sense 1
submissive (vs. domineering) -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")
       => abject -- (showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology")
       => bowed, bowing -- (showing an excessively deferential manner)
       => meek, spiritless -- (evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient")
       => cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy -- (totally submissive)
       => dominated, henpecked -- (harassed by persistent nagging)
          Also See-> humble#2; obedient#1; subordinate#2; unassertive#1

Sense 2
slavish, subservient, submissive -- (abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient")
       => servile (vs. unservile) -- (submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work")

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