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servile

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showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly submissiveness

  • had always maintained a servile attitude around people with money
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subservient, servile, slavish, obsequious mean showing or characterized by extreme compliance or abject obedience. subservient implies the cringing manner of one very conscious of a subordinate position.
    • domestic help was expected to be properly subservient
servile suggests the mean or fawning behavior of a slave.
    • a political boss and his entourage of servile hangers-on
slavish suggests abject or debased servility.
    • the slavish status of migrant farm workers
obsequious implies fawning or sycophantic compliance and exaggerated deference of manner.
    • waiters who are obsequious in the presence of celebrities


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