servileness
noun see servile

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Servileness — Serv ile*ness, n. Quality of being servile; servility. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • servileness — See servilely. * * * …   Universalium

  • servileness — noun servility …   Wiktionary

  • servileness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A state of subjugation to an owner or master: bondage, enslavement, helotry, serfdom, servility, servitude, slavery, thrall, thralldom, villeinage, yoke. See OVER …   English dictionary for students

  • servileness — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Servility — Ser*vil i*ty, n. [Cf. F. servilit[ e].] The quality or state of being servile; servileness. [1913 Webster] To be a queen in bondage is more vile Than is a slave in base servility. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • servile — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French servil, from Latin servilis, from servus slave Date: 15th century 1. of or befitting a slave or a menial position 2. meanly or cravenly submissive ; abject Synonyms: see subservient •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • servile — servilely, adv. servility, servileness, n. /serr vil, vuyl/, adj. 1. slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning: servile flatterers. 2. characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves; abject: servile obedience. 3. yielding slavishly;… …   Universalium

  • bondage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. slavery, serfdom, subjection; helotry, peonage. Ant., freedom. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. slavery, servitude, thralldom, subjugation; see slavery 1 . See Synonym Study at slavery . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • servility — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Obsequiousness Nouns 1. servility, obsequiousness, subserviency; abasement (see humility); prostration, genuflection; fawning, ingratiation; tuft hunting, timeserving, flunkyism; sycophancy, flattery.… …   English dictionary for students

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