subservient

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From Latin subserviens, present active of subservio (I serve under)

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subservient (comparative more subservient, superlative most subservient)

  1. Useful in an inferior capacity.
  2. Obsequiously submissive.
    • 2019 May 19, Alex McLevy, “The final Game Of Thrones brings a pensive but simple meditation about stories (newbies)”, in The A.V. Club[1]:
      Sansa takes her place as ruler of the North, a free and independent land no longer subservient to anywhere else. And Arya does what she’s always done best: Make her own way, literally leaving everything she knows behind to see what’s over the next horizon.

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Verb[edit]

subservient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of subserviō