onderdanig

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onderdaan (-y, -ish) +‎ -ig

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onderdanig (comparative onderdaniger, superlative onderdanigst)

  1. (literally) referring to [rare], like a (ruler's) subject
    Brieven aan de Koning bevatten traditioneel onderdanige formules zoals "Uwer Majesteit meest eerbiedige dienaar"
    Letters to the King traditionally contain subject formulas like "Your Majesty's most obedient servant"
  2. (figuratively) submissive, obedient in a servile manner
    De onderdanigste schacht dankte onderdanig voor elke straf en vernedering
    The most submissive pledge gave servile thanks for every punishment and humiliation

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