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servile

adjective uk   /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.
servility
noun [U] uk   /sɜːˈvɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /sɝːˈvɪl.ə.t̬i/ formal disapproving
She found the servility of the hotel staff embarrassing.
Translations of “servile”
in Spanish servil…
in French servile…
in German unterwürfig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 卑躬的, 諂媚的…
in Russian раболепный, подобострастный…
in Turkish dalkavuk, gurursuz, gereksiz yere köle gibi hizmet eden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卑躬的, 谄媚的…
in Polish służalczy…
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