Synonyms for (adjective) servile

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: bootlicking, toadyish, sycophantic, fawning

Definition: attempting to win favor by flattery


Similar words: obsequious

Definition: attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

Usage: obsequious shop assistants


Similar words: 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: slavelike

Definition: suitable for a slave or servant


Synonyms: servile

Definition: relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants

Usage: Brown's attempt at servile insurrection; the servile wars of Sicily; servile work

Similar words: unfree

Definition: held in servitude

Usage: he was born of slave parents