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Synonyms for subservient
səbˈsɜr vi ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subservient(adj)

    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

    Synonyms:
    slavish, instrumental, submissive, implemental

    Antonyms:
    unhelpful, unservile, unsubmissive, insubordinate

  2. implemental, instrumental, subservient(adj)

    serving or acting as a means or aid

    "instrumental in solving the crime"

    Synonyms:
    slavish, implemental, submissive, instrumental

    Antonyms:
    unservile, unhelpful, unsubmissive, insubordinate

  3. slavish, subservient, submissive(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    slavish, instrumental, submissive, implemental

    Antonyms:
    unservile, unsubmissive, unhelpful, insubordinate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subservient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    subordinate, inferior, subject

  2. subservient(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. subservient(a)

    Synonyms:
    subordinate, subject, inferior, serviceable, conducive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    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. 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.

  3. Herman Hoeksema (1886-1965):

    The Lord is a sun: He is the Source of all light and life. to live apart from Him is death, but His fellowship is life for us. And the Lord is a shield: He protects and preserves His people from all the powers of evil that seek their destruction. He does not in this life, remove all evil and affliction from them, but He gives them grace which is sufficient unto every need. He makes us taste His goodness even in the way of adversity and makes that way subservient to our glory. Never does He withhold any good thing from those that walk in His way.

  4. Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Inquiry Into The Origins Of The Sublime And Beatiful.:

    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.

  5. 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.


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