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- 1. servile (vs. unservile), bootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyish, obsequious, slavish, subservient, submissive, slavelike
- usage: submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"
- 2. servile(prenominal), unfree (vs. free)
- usage: relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants; "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work"
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