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Synonyms for subservience
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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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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#202472submissiveness

How to use subservience in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


Translations for subservience

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

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