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English adjective: servile

1. servile submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

SamplesSpoke in a servile tone.
The incurably servile housekeeper.
Servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work.

Similarbootlicking, fawning, obsequious, slavelike, slavish, submissive, subservient, sycophantic, toadyish

Antonymsunservile, unsubmissive

2. servile relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants

SamplesBrown's attempt at servile insurrection.
The servile wars of Sicily.
Servile work.



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