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"servile" in British English

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servileadjective

uk   /ˈsɜː.vaɪl/  us   /ˈsɝː.vəl/ disapproving
servility
noun [U] uk   /sɜːˈvɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /sɝːˈvɪl.ə.t̬i/ formal disapproving
She ​found the servility of the ​hotelstaffembarrassing.
(Definition of servile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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servileadjective

 us   /ˈsɜr·vəl, -vɑɪl/
eager to ​serve and ​please someone ​else in a way that ​shows a ​lack of ​respect for yourself: As a ​waiter, you ​want to be ​pleasant to ​people without ​appearing servile.
(Definition of servile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “servile”
in Spanish servil…
in Vietnamese như người nô lệ…
in Malaysian memperhambakan diri…
in Thai ที่เชื่อฟัง…
in French servile…
in German unterwürfig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卑躬的, 谄媚的…
in Turkish dalkavuk, gurursuz, gereksiz yere köle gibi hizmet eden…
in Russian раболепный, подобострастный…
in Indonesian patuh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卑躬的, 諂媚的…
in Polish służalczy…
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