Servile is an adjective that is used to describe that which befits a slave or one of a menial position. Slavishly submissive. Abject, oppressed, obsequious.
- Whenever he was surrounded by those who seemed somewhat superior to him in this world, he became extremely ‘servile’.
- Many people in life act like they are in a ‘servile’ position. However in majority cases, each and every individual has complete control over their lives – especially those that are living in the western world.
- Employees can tend to become ‘servile’, especially if they are working in an organisation that gives them little freedom.