Definition of "servility" [ser•vil•i•ty]

  • The condition of being servile. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "servility" in a sentence
  • "Kant's calling servility, suicide, et al. “vices” may strike us as unusual, given that these vices are (on the face of it) not qualities or dispositions, but ways of acting."
  • "She felt a fine scorn for the woman who, under the circumstances, would insist upon a bond and all a man's worldly goods in return for that which it was her privilege to give freely; while the notion of servility, of economic dependence -- though she did not so phrase it -- repelled her far more than the possibility of social ruin."
  • "But do not confound it with servility, which is a mean thing; it is the badge of a slave or a sycophant."