subservient subservient  /səb ˈsɜr vi ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) compliant and obedient to authority
  2. (adj) serving or acting as a means or aid
  3. (adj) abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

Usage(s):

  1. At first, Wang played the role of subservient subject going abroad not for his own sake alone but also for the glory of the motherland.
  2. Here a younger, more flamboyant crime boss strutted through the courtroom, snapping out orders to subservient henchmen, reveling in his new and lethally acquired notoriety.
  3. Sally Boysen, a psychologist at Ohio State University, probed the degree to which a chimp's ability to reason is subservient to the animal's desires.

News

  • Barbarian Group Wins Inaugural Innovation Lions Grand Prix for Its Cinder Coding Platform

    CANNES, France—Nine years after winning its first Cannes Lion, a gold for Burger King's "Subservient Chicken," The Barbarian Group has secured an even bigger prize: the Grand Prix in the inaugural Innovation Lions contest for a software-development platform it built for creative coders. The platform, Cinder, "provides a powerful, intuitive toolbox for programming graphics, audio, video ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: AdWeek

Quotes

  1. Asked by BBC Radio how he would judge Blair's support of Bush, Carter said: "Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient. And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Washington Post

  2. "We are not the 51st state of the United States of America and Mr. Rudd's salute carried a subservient connotation many Australians won't like," said Bob Brown, leader of the minor opposition Greens pary.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Bob Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Zardari has said he will relinquish some of the power accumulated by Musharraf, saying yesterday: "Parliament is sovereign. This president shall be subservient to the parliament."
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Ha'aretz

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