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Adjective: servile  sur-vul or 'sur,vI(-u)l [N. Amer], 'sur,vI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Submissive or fawning in attitude or behaviour
    "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"
  2. Relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
    "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work"

See also: bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, slavelike, slavish, submissive, subservient, sycophantic, toadyish, unfree

Antonym: unservile

Encyclopedia: Servile