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.


  1. Whenever he was surrounded by those who seemed somewhat superior to him in this world, he became extremely ‘servile’.
  2. 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.
  3. Employees can tend to become ‘servile’, especially if they are working in an organisation that gives them little freedom.

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