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Definition of servile:

  1. An element which forms no part of the original root; - opposed to radical.
  2. Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter.
  3. Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune.
  4. Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience.

Synonyms:

obsequious, slave, base, cringing, legalistic, beggarly, over, law-abiding, cooperative, slavish, good, submissive, subservient, slavelike.

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