timeserving

noun
time·​serv·​ing | \ ˈtīm-ˌsər-viŋ How to pronounce timeserving (audio) \

Definition of timeserving

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the behavior or practice of a timeserver

timeserving

adjective

Definition of timeserving (Entry 2 of 2)

: marked by or revealing a lack of independence or integrity a mean, timeserving little man, grovelling odiously before the wealthy people— Peter Forster

First Known Use of timeserving

Noun

1621, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1621, in the meaning defined above

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“Timeserving.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timeserving. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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