HyperDic: servile

English > 2 senses of the word servile:
ADJECTIVEallservilesubmissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
allservilerelating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
servile > pronunciation
Soundsser'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > servile: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsubmissive or fawning in attitude or behavior.
Examples
  • "spoke in a servile tone"
  • "the incurably servile housekeeper"
  • "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"
Narrowerbootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyishAttempting to win favor by flattery
obsequiousattentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
slavelikeSuitable for a slave or servant
slavish, subservient, submissiveabjectly submissive
Oppositeunservile, unsubmissivenot servile or submissive
Spanishservil
Nounsservilityabject or cringing submissiveness
Adverbsservilelyin an obsequious manner
English > servile: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningRelating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants.
Examples
  • "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"
  • "the servile wars of Sicily"
  • "servile work"
BroaderunfreeHeld in servitude
Spanishservil

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