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    servile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word servile

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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.

servent like......easy?

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

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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