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Synonyms for subserviencesub·servience

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subserviencenoun

    the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan

    "all his actions were in subservience to the general plan"

    Synonyms:
    servility, subservientness, obsequiousness

  2. subservience, subservientnessnoun

    in a subservient state

    Synonyms:
    servility, subservientness, obsequiousness

  3. obsequiousness, servility, subserviencenoun

    abject or cringing submissiveness

    Synonyms:
    servility, subservientness, obsequiousness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subserviencenoun

    Synonyms:
    subordination, inferiority

  2. subserviencenoun

    Synonyms:
    usefulness, helpfulness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "subservience":

    enslavement, subjugation, submissiveness, complacency, submission

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How to use subservience in a sentence?

  1. Harriet Martineau:

    For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.

  2. Hermann Hesse:

    The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Here are the seven signs of Narcissism, which you can use to identify the Narcissists that may be around you in the society.: (1) Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways. (2) Magical thinking: Narcissists view themselves as perfect at all times, using distortion and illusion known as “magical thinking“. They also use projection to dump shame onto others. (3) Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may re-inflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else. (4) Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person. (5) Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage. (6) Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed. (7) Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.

  4. Michael Shoebridge:

    For all the years of engagement with Australia, Beijing doesn't understand the place or the people, bullying Australians achieves the opposite of acquiescence and subservience. And Beijing's coercion of Australia, now using our trade as a weapon, is helping collapse hard-won soft power gains Beijing had made here and internationally in the last 20 years.

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Translations for subservience

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  • Servilität, Dienlichkeit, Untertänigkeit, UnterwürfigkeitGerman
  • servilité, soumission, asservissementFrench
  • spleá, spleáchasIrish
  • sottomissioneItalian
  • lusumätVolapük

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