What does subservient mean?

Definitions for subservientsəbˈsɜr vi ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word subservient.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subservient(adj)

    compliant and obedient to authority

    "editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw

  2. implemental, instrumental, subservient(adj)

    serving or acting as a means or aid

    "instrumental in solving the crime"

  3. slavish, subservient, submissive(adj)

    abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

    "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient"


  1. subservient(Adjective)

    Useful in an inferior capacity.

  2. subservient(Adjective)

    Obsequiously submissive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subservient(adj)

    fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence, servile, truckling

  2. Origin: [L. subserviens, -entis, p. pr. See Subserve.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subservient in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subservient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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