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Meaning of subservient

sub•ser•vi•ent

Pronunciation: (sub-sûr'vē-unt), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving or acting in a subordinate capacity; subordinate.
  2. servile; excessively submissive; obsequious: subservient persons; subservient conduct.
  3. useful in promoting a purpose or end.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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