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Synonyms for subservient
səbˈsɜr vi əntsub·servient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subservientadjective

    compliant and obedient to authority

    "editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw

    slavish, instrumental, submissive, implemental

    unhelpful, unservile, unsubmissive, insubordinate

  2. implemental, instrumental, subservientadjective

    serving or acting as a means or aid

    "instrumental in solving the crime"

    slavish, implemental, submissive, instrumental

    unservile, unhelpful, unsubmissive, insubordinate

  3. slavish, subservient, submissiveadjective

    abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

    "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient"

    slavish, instrumental, submissive, implemental

    unservile, unsubmissive, unhelpful, insubordinate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subservientadjective

    subordinate, inferior, subject

  2. subservientadjective

    useful, helpful, serviceable, conducive, subsidiary, ancillary, instrumental

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. subservientadjective

    subordinate, subject, inferior, serviceable, conducive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "subservient":

    servile, subordinate, bonded, subjugated, subordinated

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How to use subservient in a sentence?

  1. Ben Carson:

    You know Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery, and it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.

  2. Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Sublime and Beautiful:

    A man who works beyond the surface of things,though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.

  3. Kate McElwee:

    Catholic Church is Catholic Church, and we believe that Catholic Church could restore Catholic Church moral voice and credibility if Catholic Church practiced gender equity. Equality for women and girls changes the world, it's easy for some of us in Western countries to opt out of the church's powers, but in a lot of communities, Catholic Church runs the only hospital or the only school. The theology that teaches that girls are somehow subservient or the complements to men filters through, and that gets taught around the world.

  4. Lisa Haisha:

    Once we go through the S.O.U.L. practice, we start to understand the narratives and false beliefs we have in our heads from our childhoods that no longer serve us. We’re then able to see the world through a new framework: We move from Victim to Manifester. We put a leash on our dominant Imposter and let it serve us, instead of being subservient to it.

  5. Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan:

    My creator cannot create me in a way that I am subservient to another human being. My creator cannot make me secondary to a man just because I'm a woman, that gave me strength to question patriarchal attitudes. I'm equal to anybody in this world.

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