servile

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ser·vile

 (sûr′vəl, -vīl′)
adj.
1. Abjectly submissive; slavish.
2.
a. Of or suitable to a slave or servant.
b. Of or relating to servitude or forced labor.

[Middle English, from Latin servīlis, from servus, slave.]

ser′vile·ly adv.
ser′vile·ness, ser·vil′i·ty (sər-vĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

servile

(ˈsɜːvaɪl)
adj
1. obsequious or fawning in attitude or behaviour; submissive
2. of or suitable for a slave
3. existing in or relating to a state of slavery
4. (when: postpositive, foll by to) submitting or obedient
[C14: from Latin servīlis, from servus slave]
ˈservilely adv
servility, ˈservileness n

ser•vile

(ˈsɜr vɪl, -vaɪl)

adj.
1. slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning: servile flatterers.
2. characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves; abject: servile obedience.
3. of, pertaining to, or involving slaves, slavery, servants, or servitude.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin servīlis=serv(us) slave + -īlis -ile2]
ser′vile•ly, adv.
ser•vil′i•ty, ser′vile•ness, n.
syn: servile, obsequious, slavish describe the submissive or compliant behavior of a slave or an inferior. servile suggests cringing, fawning, and abject submission: servile responses to questions. obsequious implies the ostentatious subordination of oneself to the wishes of another, either from fear or from hope of gain: an obsequious waiter. slavish stresses the dependence and laborious toil of one who follows or obeys without question: slavish attentiveness to orders.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.servile - 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"
unservile, unsubmissive - not servile or submissive
2.servile - relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants; "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work"
unfree - held in servitude; "he was born of slave parents"

servile

servile

adjective
Excessively eager to serve or obey:
Translations
ذَليل، مُبالِغ في الطاعَه، عَبْدي
servilní
servilunderdanig
szolgai
òrælslega auîmjúkur
keliaklupsčiaujantiskeliaklupsčiavimasnuolankiai
verdzisks
köleye yakışır

servile

[ˈsɜːvaɪl] ADJservil

servile

[ˈsɜːrvaɪl] adjservile

servile

adjunterwürfig; obediencesklavisch

servile

[ˈsɜːvaɪl] adj (pej) → servile

servile

(ˈsəːvail) adjective
excessively obedient or respectful. servile obedience/flattery.
ˈservilely adverb
serˈvility (-ˈvi-) noun