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Servile (submissive, obedient) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the adjective servile

What does servile mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
  2. relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
    • examples: Brown's attempt at servile insurrection | the servile wars of Sicily | servile work
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: unfree

Alternative definition of the adjective servile

adjective

  1. of or pertaining to a slave
  2. submissive or slavish

Definition of the adjective servile for high school students

    subservient
    • example: The servile porter crept around the hotel lobby, bowing and quaking before the guests.

The adjective servile is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* SERVILE. adj. [servil, French; servilis, Lat.] 1.

Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2013)

An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon

SERVILE FEAR. Selfish fear based on the dread of pain to oneselfthat would follow if another were offended. It is the fear of punishment for wrongdoing, without being motivated by honor or a sense of duty, and least of all by love. Theologically, however, servile fear may coexist with filial fear. There is nothing incompatible in ...

Google previewNew Dictionary Armenian-English (2009)

by Matthias Bedrossian

servilely, slavishly. - un-usufzutoy a . servile 3 vulgar 3 low, trivial.

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Servile Meaning

Video shows what servile means. of or pertaining to a slave. submissive or slavish. Not belonging to the original root.. servile pronunciation. How to pronounce ...

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I hardly know so true a mark of a little mind as the servile imitation of others. (Fulke Greville)
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Scrabble value of S1E1R1V4I1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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