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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Subservient  \Sub*serv"i*ent\,  a.  [L.  subserviens,  -entis,  p.  pr 
  See  {Subserve}.] 
  Fitted  or  disposed  to  subserve;  useful  in  an  inferior 
  capacity;  serving  to  promote  some  end  subordinate;  hence 
  servile,  truckling. 
 
  Scarce  ever  reading  anything  which  he  did  not  make 
  subservient  in  one  kind  or  other  --Bp.  Fell. 
 
  These  ranks  of  creatures  are  subservient  one  to 
  another.  --Ray. 
 
  Their  temporal  ambition  was  wholly  subservient  to  their 
  proselytizing  spirit.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  subservient 
  adj  1:  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 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {slavish},  {submissive}] 




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