One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her compliant husband’
acquiescent, amenable, biddable, tractable, complaisant, accommodating, cooperative, adaptable
obedient, docile, manageable, malleable, pliable, pliant, flexible, submissive, dutiful, tame, meek, yielding, easily handled, like putty in one's hands, controllable, unresisting, unassertive, passive, governable, persuadable, manipulable
informal, dated milky
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