servility


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Synonyms for servility

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abject or cringing submissiveness

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He who is the real tyrant, whatever men may think, is the real slave, and is obliged to practise the greatest adulation and servility, and to be the flatterer of the vilest of mankind.
This being indeed the means which they use to recompense to themselves their extreme servility and condescension to their superiors; for nothing can be more reasonable, than that slaves and flatterers should exact the same taxes on all below them, which they themselves pay to all above them.
An hereditary servility, no doubt, was responsible.
Her servility and fulsome compliments when Emmy was in prosperity were not more to that lady's liking.
He asked my pardon in terms of sickening servility, and assured me that he could explain matters to my satisfaction, if I would honour him by consenting to a personal interview.
In the abstract there was nothing very remarkable in this pair, for servility waiting on a handsome suit of clothes and a cane--not to speak of gold and silver sticks, or wands of office--is common enough.
Now,' said Brass, picking up his hat again and replacing the shade over his eye, and actually crouching down, in the excess of his servility, 'What does all this lead to?
Mistreating people as if they were tenants in tied cottages on the estates of a country aristocracy is imposing the worst of Downton Abbey's required servility below stairs without the benevolence upstairs of Lord Grantham.
Inevitably, in some schools, an atmosphere of servility and cowardice is created.
On social media, dozens of people criticised the Speaker's action, with comments that "even during the British rule, those in power did not enforce such servility on staff.
Those funds had landed into the pockets of some tribal sardars who wanted to keep the people in their servility.
Albanians received information on persons, who don't deserve to be high officials, not only because of the way they communicate but also because of the servility they show to Gruevski", considers observer Ramadani.
Therefore, they will try even harder, with cheap money and expensive threats, to secure some kind of servility.
Indeed, anything worthwhile that a monarch can do, an elected non-executive president can do better -- not least because an elected official is much less likely to be undermined by the scandals of pampered offspring or degraded by the inevitable hypocrisy and servility of a royal court.
He explained: "I like the idea of servility and the dominant/ submissive dynamic.