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"subservient" in British English

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subservientadjective

uk   /səbˈsɜː.vi.ənt/  us   /səbˈsɝː.vi.ənt/ disapproving
subservience
noun [U] uk   /səbˈsɜː.vi.əns/  us   /səbˈsɝː.vi.əns/
subserviently
adverb uk   /səbˈsɜː.vi.ənt.li/  us   /səbˈsɝː.vi.ənt.li/
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"subservient" in American English

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subservientadjective

 us   /səbˈsɜr·vi·ənt/ disapproving
willing to do what other people want, or considering your wishes as less important than those of other people: In the past, women were viewed as subservient to men.
subservience
noun [U]  us   /səbˈsɜr·vi·əns/
disapproving Your subservience to your boss disgusts me.
(Definition of subservient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"subservient" in Business English

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subservientadjective

uk   us   /səbˈsɜːviənt/
willing to do what another person, organization, etc. wants, and considering your aims or wishes to be less important than those of others: a subservient position/rolesubservient to sb/sth Critics say the Federal Aviation Agency remains subservient to the airline industry.
(Definition of subservient from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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