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    subservient - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subservient

    Definition
    (adj) compliant and obedient to authority
    Example Sentence
    • editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones
    Definition
    (adj) serving or acting as a means or aid
    Synonyms : implemental , instrumental
    Example Sentence
    • instrumental in solving the crime
    Definition
    (adj) abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    Synonyms : slavish , submissive
    Example Sentence
    • slavish devotion to her job ruled her life
    • a slavish yes-man to the party bosses
    • she has become submissive and subservient
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for subservient

sub+servient..servient sounds like servent.....a servent is a slave or one who is low in rank or position so subordinate..........

SAB KA SERVANT....subservient.....i.e prepared to obey others unquestioningly.......

sub+servient...so remember it as 'serving' as a 'sub'. Sub means below par or dignity, therefore the meaning goes as "behaving like a slave".

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