The adjective submissive means someone who obeys without arguing.

Synonyms are compliant, dutiful, passive, or obedient.

The word origins from Latin (1540s) submissus meaning “restrained, moderated”, past participle stem of submittere plus -ive. Its masochistic sexual sense was first recorded in 1969.

During those times, women were expected to be submissive.

My joy comes from being submissive to the divine will.

Some children may become submissive to this parenting technique.