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"subservient" in British English

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subservientadjective

uk   /səbˈsɜː.vi.ənt/  us   /-ˈsɝː-/ disapproving
subservience
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
subserviently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of subservient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subservient" in American English

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subservientadjective

 us   /səbˈsɜr·vi·ənt/ disapproving
willing to do what other ​peoplewant, or ​consideringyourwishes 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 ​yourboss 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 ​airlineindustry.
(Definition of subservient from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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