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  • 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

  • servility — index amenability, discipline (obedience), fealty, homage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Servility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Servility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 servility servility Sgm: N 1 slavery slavery &c.(subjection) 749 Sgm: N 1 obsequiousness obsequiousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 subserviency subserviency Sgm: N 1 abasement …   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

  • servility — servile ► ADJECTIVE 1) excessively willing to serve or please others. 2) of or characteristic of a slave or slaves. DERIVATIVES servilely adverb servility noun. ORIGIN Latin servilis, from servus slave …   English terms dictionary

  • servility — noun see servile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • servility — See servilely. * * * …   Universalium

  • servility — Synonyms and related words: abjection, abjectness, absolutism, acquiescence, agreeability, agreeableness, allegiance, apple polishing, ass kissing, back seat, baseness, bend, bending the knee, biddability, bob, bond service, bondage, bow, bowing… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • servility — ser·vil·i·ty || sÉœr vɪlÉ™tɪ /sɜː n. condition of being a slave; extreme submissiveness, subservience; quality of being servile …   English contemporary dictionary

  • servility — n. 1. Slavery, bondage, dependence. 2. Slavishness, baseness, meanness, abjectness, abjection, obsequiousness, fawning, sycophancy …   New dictionary of synonyms

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