Definitions for servileˈsɜr vɪl, -vaɪl
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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"
relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
"Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work"
An element which forms no part of the original root.
of or pertaining to a slave
submissive or slavish
Origin: From servilis.
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
held in subjection; dependent; enslaved
not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter
not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune
an element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical
Origin: [L. servile, fr. servus a servant or slave: cf. F. servile. See Serve.]
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