In memory, he was reviled as a servile race traitor, a cringing sycophant to white wealth and power.
I found that I reverted to a housewife stereotype as servile as my grandma.
They are not permitted to speak of that period of colonial history when they were ruled as a servile caste by a Tutsi elite.
Where Don is confident and arrogant, Bob is servile and accommodating.
The individual citizen is the most servile and unthinking person in any civilized country of the world to-day.
Do not imagine that I have translated Shakspeare in a servile manner.
I have said already that the succession of the youngest son appears with merchet, reeveship, etc., as a servile custom.
Instead of servile uniformity, variety and diversity must be encouraged.
He is impatient of my suggestion that the fault may lie with a servile press.
In the Eastern Hemisphere the African had always been in a servile condition.
late 14c., from Latin servilis "of a slave" (as in Servile Wars, name given to the slave revolts in the late Roman Republic), also "slavish, servile," from servus "slave" (see serve (v.)). Earliest sense was legal, servile work being forbidden on the Sabbath; sense of "cringing, fawning" first recorded c.1600.