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SUBSERVIENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does subservient mean? 

SUBSERVIENT (adjective)
  The adjective SUBSERVIENT has 3 senses:

1. compliant and obedient to authority
2. serving or acting as a means or aid
3. abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

  Familiarity information: SUBSERVIENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBSERVIENT (adjective)


Sense 1subservient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compliant and obedient to authority

Context example:

editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones

Similar:

subordinate (subject or submissive to authority or the control of another)


Sense 2subservient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serving or acting as a means or aid

Synonyms:

implemental; instrumental; subservient

Context example:

instrumental in solving the crime

Similar:

helpful (providing assistance or serving a useful function)


Sense 3subservient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

Synonyms:

slavish; submissive; subservient

Context examples:

slavish devotion to her job ruled her life / a slavish yes-man to the party bosses / she has become submissive and subservient

Similar:

servile (submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior)


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