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of or pertaining to a slave
submissive or slavish
{n} a letter added for the inflection of words
{a} slavish, dependant, cringing, fawning
Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter
Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune
An element which forms no part of the original root; opposed to radical
disapproval If you say that someone is servile, you disapprove of them because they are too eager to obey someone or do things for them. He was subservient and servile = obsequious + servility ser·vil·ity She's a curious mixture of stubbornness and servility
pertaining to or involving slaves; "the servile wars of Sicily"
pertaining to or involving slaves; "the servile wars of Sicily
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"
Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved
involving slaves; "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"
{s} subject, subservient, extremely submissive; of or pertaining to a slave or servant, suited to a slave or servant
Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience
{a} vassal
involving slaves; "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection
In a servile way; fawningly
{a} slavishly, meanly, abjectly, basely
{n} slavishness, dependance
in an obsequious manner; "she acts obsequiously toward her boss"
submissively, subserviently, in a slavish manner
In a servile manner; slavishly
abject or cringing submissiveness
the condition of being servile
{i} condition of being a slave; extreme submissiveness, subservience; quality of being servile
The quality or state of being servile; servileness