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Synonyms for servile
ˈsɜr vɪl, -vaɪlservile

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Wiktionary

  1. servilenoun

    Antonyms:
    radical

  2. servilenoun

    of or pertaining to a slave

    Antonyms:
    radical

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. servile

    Synonyms:
    beggarly, contemptible, mean, poor, slavish, vile

    Antonyms:
    august, kinglike, kingly, magnificent, majestic, munificent, princely, regal, royal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. servile

    Synonyms:
    obsequious, cringing, sequacious, menial, sneaking, low, abject

    Antonyms:
    independent, fractions, refractory, recalcitrant, dogged, stubborn, defiant, rebellious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. servileadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    servile(a)

    Antonyms:
    free, unsubmissive, unservile

  2. servile(a)adjective

    relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants

    "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work"

    Antonyms:
    unservile, unsubmissive, free

Editors Contribution

  1. fawning

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. servileadjective

    Synonyms:
    slavish, abject, cringing, groveling, obsequious, dependent, enslaved

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "servile":

    bonded, subservient, easement, servitude, enslavement

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How to use servile in a sentence?

  1. William Hazlitt:

    Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

  2. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    Where are we then? The religionists are the enemies of liberty, and the friends of liberty attack religion; the high-minded and the noble advocate subjection, and the meanest and most servile minds preach independence; honest and enlightened citizens are opposed to all progress, whilst men without patriotism and without principles are the apostles of civilization and intelligence. Has such been the fate of the centuries which have preceded our own? and has man always inhabited a world like the present, where nothing is linked together, where virtue is without genius, and genius without honor; where the love of order is confounded with a taste for oppression, and the holy rites of freedom with a taste for law; where the light thrown by conscience on human actions is dim, and where nothing seems to be any longer forbidden or allowed, honorable or shameful, false or true?

  3. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    ...The electoral franchise has been conferred upon the Negroes in almost all the states in which slavery has been abolished, but if they come forward to vote, their lives are in danger... The same schools do not receive the children of the black and of the European. In the theaters gold cannot procure a seat for the servile race beside their former masters in the hospitals they lie apart... Not only is slavery prohibited in Ohio, but no free Negroes are allowed to enter the territory of that state or to hold property in it.

  4. Cyril Connolly:

    The English masses are lovable: they are kind, decent, tolerant, practical and not stupid. The tragedy is that they are too many of them, and that they are aimless, having outgrown the servile functions for which they were encouraged to multiply. One day these huge crowds will have to seize power because there will be nothing else for them to do, and yet they neither demand power nor are ready to make use of it; they will learn only to be bored in a new way.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.


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