Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Slavish; abject.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to slaves or servants.

Part of speech: adjective

Being of a subject class.

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Usage examples "servile":

  1. Apparently he was quite untouched by the almost servile assurance of loyalty contained in the address. - "The Passionate Elopement", Compton Mackenzie.
  2. She delighted in the implicit submission to her orders, in the almost servile obedience which Orientals pay to their superiors, in the sharp contrast between the old and the new civilization. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.
  3. Again, by his " successors" I mean simply those who come after- those masters of younger birth who seem most nearly to take his place now that he is gone- not any avowed disciples, still less servile imitators of his thought or style. - "Platform Monologues", T. G. Tucker.