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Synonyms for submissiveness

the quality or state of willingly carrying out the wishes of others

Words related to submissiveness

the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc

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In her influential article "The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860" Barbara Welter writes, "The attributes of True Womanhood, by which a woman judged herself and was judged by her husband, her neighbors and society could be divided into four cardinal virtues--piety, purity, submissiveness and domesticity" (152).
She should be demanding more from her son but it's tough to unlearn a lifetime of submissiveness.
This emphasis on female submissiveness was part of a more general portrayal of Chinese people as culturally passive.
Once again, the meeting led nowhere, with the increasingly bad-tempered Lord Penrhyn ignoring well-argued demands and insisting on absolute obedience and submissiveness.
Women who went off to work and live alone and without male supervision would lose their modesty and submissiveness, it was feared.
I saw no good reason then for female submissiveness and I never will.
Even though another 13 tiny houses now have been built, it does not help at all, and it is truly pitiable that we poor people have not had our contribution reduced by a single heller due to the great damage, and we once again beg for God's sake and in all submissiveness, that that might occur.
This interpretation embraces the Victorian/Freudian assertion that submissiveness in women is normative.
The contrast between men's and women's motives reflected what Barbara Welter described as the "Cult of True Womanhood," in which failure by a woman to adhere to the virtues of"piety, purity, submissiveness, and domesticity .
The answer is that the oppressors fear even peaceful defiance because defiance, like submissiveness, is contagious.
As for what she makes of the apparent submissiveness at the end, Brehmer said, "I don't know yet.
It is only in the later exchanges that he prefaces each remark with extreme submissiveness and politesse.
On the other hand, this causes a deviation from the road of resistance and recognition of submissiveness as the unique alternative.
It is supported with enabling processes, practices, procedures, derision-making capabilities and supporting information systems and technology, but agility is not submissiveness.
Lewis saw submissiveness in offering conciliatory gestures to Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir, in sending Sen.