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timeserving

noun time·serv·ing \ ˈtīm-ˌsər-viŋ \

Definition of timeserving

: the behavior or practice of a timeserver

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timeserving

adjective

Definition of timeserving

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

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1621

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