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servants

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Synonyms for servants

  • assistant
  • attendant
  • helper
  • slave
  • dependent
  • domestic
  • drudge
  • help
  • hireling
  • menial
  • minion
  • retainer
  • serf
  • server
  • cleaning person
  • live-in
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Antonyms for servants

  • master
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SERVANTS

Then he called for his servants and ordered them to throw the coffin into the Nile.

One of the servants was in the hall, and opened the carriage-door for her.

Do not show yourselves ungrateful to the Corn by denying her servants their wages.

Her establishment was not only diminished, but her servants reduced to half-pay.

I think they were more afraid of me than I had been of the servants at dinner.

And when his servants, who were waiting, saw him in such a state, they thought he was the Devil.

The servants have told him she mopes around and is getting thin and pale.

But there are many orders which may be issued to these servants.

Rising, he called one of the servants, and bade her summon Margaret.

To which his servants replied, "There is nothing done for him."

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "personal or domestic attendant," from Old French servant "servant; foot-soldier," noun use of servant "serving, waiting," present participle of servir "to attend, wait upon" (see serve (v.)).

Meaning "professed lover, one devoted to the service of a lady" is from mid-14c. In North American colonies and U.S., the usual designation for "slave" 17c.-18c. (in 14c.-15c. and later in Biblical translations the word often was used to render Latin servus, Greek doulos "slave"). Public servant is attested from 1670s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SERVANTS

staff

nounemployees of organization
  • agents
  • assistants
  • cadre
  • cast
  • crew
  • deputies
  • faculty
  • force
  • help
  • officers
  • operatives
  • organization
  • personnel
  • servants
  • shop
  • teachers
  • team
  • work force
  • workers
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