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SUBSERVIENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does subservience mean? 

SUBSERVIENCE (noun)
  The noun SUBSERVIENCE has 3 senses:

1. the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan
2. in a subservient state
3. abject or cringing submissiveness

  Familiarity information: SUBSERVIENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBSERVIENCE (noun)


Sense 1subservience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

all his actions were in subservience to the general plan

Hypernyms ("subservience" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 2subservience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a subservient state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

subservientness; subservience

Hypernyms ("subservience" is a kind of...):

subordinateness; subsidiarity (secondary importance)


Sense 3subservience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abject or cringing submissiveness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

obsequiousness; servility; subservience

Hypernyms ("subservience" is a kind of...):

submissiveness (the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "subservience"):

sycophancy (fawning obsequiousness)


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