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
implemental, instrumental, subservient(adj)
serving or acting as a means or aid
"instrumental in solving the crime"
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"
Useful in an inferior capacity.
fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence, servile, truckling
Etymology: [L. subserviens, -entis, p. pr. See Subserve.]
The numerical value of subservient in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of subservient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of subservient in a Sentence
I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.
The Lord is a sun: He is the Source of all light and life. to live apart from Him is death, but His fellowship is life for us. And the Lord is a shield: He protects and preserves His people from all the powers of evil that seek their destruction. He does not in this life, remove all evil and affliction from them, but He gives them grace which is sufficient unto every need. He makes us taste His goodness even in the way of adversity and makes that way subservient to our glory. Never does He withhold any good thing from those that walk in His way.
A man who works beyond the surface of things,though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.
My creator cannot create me in a way that I am subservient to another human being. My creator cannot make me secondary to a man just because I'm a woman, that gave me strength to question patriarchal attitudes. I'm equal to anybody in this world.
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