Definition of servility in English:

servility

noun

  • An excessive willingness to serve or please others.

    ‘a classic example of media servility’
    • ‘The attitude of deference and servility of the senators facing them was no less nauseating.’
    • ‘The new predominant service industries require servility over skill.’
    • ‘Here, the level of servility is truly astounding.’
    • ‘In no other does the spirit of servility and boot-licking display itself so openly and shamelessly.’
    • ‘He never regretted his lack of servility even though he lost the interview.’
    obsequiousness, sycophancy, excessive deference, subservience, submissiveness, fawning, toadyism, toadying, grovelling, cringing, unctuousness, oiliness, abjectness, abjection, cravenness, slavishness, humility, self-abasement
    smarminess, sliminess, bootlicking
    apple-polishing
    arse-licking, bum-sucking
    ass-kissing
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Pronunciation:

servility

/sərˈvilədē/