timeserving

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noun

time·​serv·​ing ˈtīm-ˌsər-viŋ How to pronounce timeserving (audio)
: the behavior or practice of a timeserver

timeserving

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adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1621, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1621, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of timeserving was in 1621

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Cite this Entry

“Timeserving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timeserving. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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