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servile

adjective     /ˈsɜː.vaɪl/ US  /ˈsɝː.vəl/ disapproving
too eager to serve and please someone else in a way that shows you do not have much respect for yourself: As a waiter you want to be pleasant to people without appearing totally servile.Praising insincerely or too eagerly servility     /sɜːˈvɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /sɝːˈvɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] formal disapproving She found the servility of the hotel staff embarrassing.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
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