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She’s accruing power and forcing leadership to be subservient to her.

From TIme

In these circumstances, Moscow will be far more likely to reconsider its current strategy of confrontation in the West and partnership with China, which is setting Russia on a path to be Beijing’s subservient junior partner.

From Time

Once subservient to the Mongol Empire — just like Kievan-Rus’ — Muscovy shifted its fate in 1480 when its grand prince, Ivan the Great, refused to pay tribute to his Mongol overlords and successfully proclaimed his territory’s independence.

It’s not that hard to draw a line from “the machines are keeping the people subservient to them” to something like QAnon.

From Vox

She said that because social pressures and threats of violence – as well as actual violence – force heterosexuality on women, that made women dependent on and subservient to men in all areas of life, including gender roles and sexual expression.

He calls for reforms that make finance subservient to industry and for the redistribution of wealth.

After World War II, there was a long phase in which central banks were subservient to governments.

You posit that talking about the aesthetics of scent in traditional aesthetic terms makes scent subservient to other disciplines.

The age-old role of women being sexually subservient and men the sexual masters had effectively ended.

He then called on conservative women “to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient.”

This didn't seem like the old, subservient Jim she was familiar with and she disliked his plainness of speech.

Since the Croen were few, they began to recruit from among the Zervs and other groups who were subservient to the Schrees.

He formed a design for making these lands more subservient to the purpose of emigration than they had hitherto been.

In the old time the kings aspired to be the head of the Spanish Church, and were none too subservient to the Pope.

Bute and his master thought they had secured a useful tool, a subservient and hard-working drudge.


On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subservient, such as: deferential, submissive, compliant, abject, acquiescent, and a slave to.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.