Skip to search.

Definition of subservient


Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

sub·ser·vi·ent  audio  (sb-sûrv-nt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Subordinate in capacity or function.
  2. Obsequious; servile.
  3. Useful as a means or an instrument; serving to promote an end.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin subservins, subservient- present participle of subservre, to subserve ; see subserve

OTHER FORMS:
sub·servi·ence or sub·servi·en·cy(Noun), sub·servi·ent·ly(Adverb)


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer