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servile

ser·vile

servile

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr vl [or] suhr vaIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very submissive to another's authority; slavish.
His employer showed him little appreciation for his servile behavior.
synonyms:
humble, menial, obsequious, slavish, submissive, subservient
antonyms:
assertive, authoritative
similar words:
abject, compliant, deferential, degrading, lowly, meek, obedient
definition 2: of or customary for a slave or servant.
a servile occupation
synonyms:
menial, slavish
similar words:
humble, inferior, subservient
derivations: servilely (adv.), servility (n.)
Word Parts
The word servile contains the following part:
serv2 Latin root that means slave
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