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Definition 1: submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where servile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spoke in a servile tone
  • the incurably servile housekeeper
  • servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work

(servile is similar to ...) attempting to win favor by flattery

(servile is similar to ...) attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

"obsequious shop assistants"

(servile is similar to ...) abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

"slavish devotion to her job ruled her life" "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses" "she has become submissive and subservient"

(servile is similar to ...) suitable for a slave or servant

Definition 2: relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where servile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Brown's attempt at servile insurrection
  • the servile wars of Sicily
  • servile work

(servile is similar to ...) held in servitude

"he was born of slave parents"

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