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servile

  

      adj  
1    obsequious or fawning in attitude or behaviour; submissive  
2    of or suitable for a slave  
3    existing in or relating to a state of slavery  
4    when postpositive, foll by: to   submitting or obedient  
     (C14: from Latin servilis, from servus slave)  
  servilely      adv  
  servility  
  servileness      n  


servile work  
      n     (R.C. Church)   work of a physical nature that is forbidden on Sundays and on certain holidays  
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servile

  
  
abject, base, bootlicking     (informal)   craven, cringing, fawning, grovelling, humble, low, mean, menial, obsequious, slavish, submissive, subservient, sycophantic, toadying, toadyish, unctuous  

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