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servile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word servile

(adj) submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
Example Sentence
  • spoke in a servile tone
  • the incurably servile housekeeper
  • servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work

(adj) relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
Example Sentence
  • Brown's attempt at servile insurrection
  • the servile wars of Sicily
  • servile work

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for servile

sounds like "SERVE" while serving you have to be submissive, or keep your head down.
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by akashdktyagi

servent like......easy?
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by Tapasya

servants should be SERVILE else they will be out of their job. servile= to be servable, submissive , patient even when put into humiliation
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by arulmozhi

SERVILE and DOCILE which are rhyming words also have the same meaning. The words refer to someone who is excessively submissive.
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by pushpa_edit

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