Servile Definition

sûrvəl, -vīl
adjective
servilest
Of a slave or slaves.
Webster's New World
Abjectly submissive; slavish.
American Heritage
Like that of slaves or servants.
Servile employment.
Webster's New World
Like or characteristic of a slave; humbly yielding or submissive; cringing; abject.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to servitude or forced labor.
American Heritage
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noun

(grammar) An element which forms no part of the original root.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Servile

Adjective

Base Form:
servile
Superlative:
servilest

Origin of Servile

  • Middle English from Latin servīlis from servus slave

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin servīlis.

    From Wiktionary

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