Definitions for servileˈsɜr vɪl, -vaɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word servile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. servile(adj)

    submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

    "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"

  2. servile(a)(adj)

    relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants

    "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work"


  1. servile(Noun)

    An element which forms no part of the original root.

  2. servile(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to a slave

  3. servile(Adjective)

    submissive or slavish

  4. Origin: From servilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Servile(adj)

    of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience

  2. Servile(adj)

    held in subjection; dependent; enslaved

  3. Servile(adj)

    not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter

  4. Servile(adj)

    not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune

  5. Servile(noun)

    an element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical

  6. Origin: [L. servile, fr. servus a servant or slave: cf. F. servile. See Serve.]

Anagrams for servile »

  1. reviles

  2. relives

Images & Illustrations of servile

Translations for servile

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • unterwürfigGerman
  • δουλικόςGreek
  • servilSpanish
  • orjamainen, alamainen, orjallinen, orjaFinnish
  • servileFrench
  • uiríseal, moghachIrish
  • servilRomanian
  • подобострастный, раболепный, рабский, холопскийRussian
  • devot, fjäskig, slav-, underdånig, servilSwedish

Get even more translations for servile »


Find a translation for the servile definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these servile definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"servile." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for servile? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for servile:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.