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Definition of Servile


  1. 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.
  2. Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved.
  3. Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter.
  4. Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune.
  5. An element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical.

Servile Translations

servile in German is servil
servile in Spanish is servil
servile in Swedish is servil, krypande