Synonyms for subservient

Synonyms for (adj) subservient

Synonyms: slavish, submissive, subservient

Definition: abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

Usage: 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

Similar words: servile

Definition: submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

Usage: spoke in a servile tone; the incurably servile housekeeper; servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work

Synonyms: instrumental, implemental, subservient

Definition: serving or acting as a means or aid

Usage: instrumental in solving the crime

Similar words: helpful

Definition: providing assistance or serving a useful function

Synonyms: subservient

Definition: compliant and obedient to authority

Usage: 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

Similar words: subordinate

Definition: subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

Usage: a subordinate kingdom

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