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Meaning of SUBSERVIENT

Pronunciation:  sub'surveeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient"
  2. [adj]  compliant and obedient to authority; "editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw
 

SUBSERVIENT is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: servile, slavish, submissive, subordinate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*serv"i*ent\, a. [L. subserviens, -entis, p. pr.
See {Subserve}.]
Fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior
capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence,
servile, truckling.

      Scarce ever reading anything which he did not make
      subservient in one kind or other.        --Bp. Fell.

      These ranks of creatures are subservient one to
      another.                                 --Ray.

      Their temporal ambition was wholly subservient to their
      proselytizing spirit.                    --Burke.

 

 

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