Definitions for subservientsəbˈsɜr vi ənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  1. subservient(Adjective)

    Useful in an inferior capacity.

  2. subservient(Adjective)

    Obsequiously submissive.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]


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