Synonyms of subservient in English:

subservient


See definition of subservient

adjective

1‘women were expected to be decorative and subservient’

SYNONYMS

submissive, deferential, acquiescent, compliant, accommodating, obedient, dutiful, duteous, biddable, yielding, meek, docile, ductile, pliant, passive, unassertive, spiritless, subdued, humble, timid, mild, lamblike

servile, slavish, grovelling, truckling, self-effacing, self-abasing, downtrodden, snivelling, cowering, cringing

informal under someone's thumb

archaic resistless

rare longanimous

ANTONYMS

domineering, independent

2‘the rights of the individual are being made subservient to the interests of the state’

SYNONYMS

subordinate, secondary, subsidiary, peripheral, marginal, ancillary, auxiliary, supplementary, inferior, immaterial

less important than, of lesser importance than, lower than

ANTONYMS

superior

3‘the whole narration is subservient to the moral plan of exemplifying twelve virtues’

SYNONYMS

ancillary, subordinate, secondary, supportive

instrumental, contributory, conducive, helpful, useful, advantageous, beneficial, valuable