Need another word that means the same as “servant”? Find 7 synonyms and 30 related words for “servant” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Servant” are: retainer, handmaid, handmaiden, attendant, helper, supporter, follower
Servant as a Noun
Definitions of "Servant" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “servant” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A devoted and helpful follower or supporter.
- A person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant.
- In a subordinate position.
- A person employed in the service of a government.
- A person working in the service of another (especially in the household.
Synonyms of "Servant" as a noun (7 Words)
|attendant||An event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another.|
A mosaic of the Empress Theodora with her attendants.
|follower||A person who moves or travels behind someone or something.|
Followers of Nietzsche.
|handmaid||A subservient partner or element.|
This is not to say that the researcher simply becomes the handmaid of the practitioner.
|handmaiden||In a subordinate position.|
Theology should be the handmaiden of ethics.
|helper||A person who helps someone else.|
There was no shortage of willing helpers.
|retainer||An appliance for keeping a loose tooth, an orthodontic prosthesis, or orthodontically aligned teeth in place.|
A guitar string retainer.
|supporter||A representation of an animal or other figure, typically one of a pair, holding up or standing beside an escutcheon.|
Usage Examples of "Servant" as a noun
- The state cannot be a servant of the church.
- He was a great servant of the Labour Party.
- A government servant.
Associations of "Servant" (30 Words)
|allegiant||That owes or gives allegiance (to someone or something); loyal, faithful.|
It is impossible to be allegiant to two opposing forces.
|butler||English poet (1612-1680.|
|cleaner||A device for cleaning such as a vacuum cleaner.|
She s one of the office cleaners.
|dutiful||Conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one’s duty.|
A dutiful visit.
|enslave||Make a slave of; bring into servitude.|
They were enslaved by their need to take drugs.
|epigone||A less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher.|
The humdrum compositions of some of Beethoven s epigones.
|factotum||An employee who does all kinds of work.|
He was employed as the general factotum.
|fawning||Displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious.|
|flatter||Choose to believe something favourable about oneself, typically when this belief is unfounded.|
I was very flattered to be given the commission.
|flattery||Excessive and insincere praise, given especially to further one’s own interests.|
She allowed no hint of flattery to enter her voice.
|follower||Someone who is tracking a particular person, group, organization, etc. on a social media website or application.|
She remains an immensely divisive figure but she has a million followers on Facebook.
|footman||A slender moth that is typically of a subdued colour, the caterpillar feeding almost exclusively on lichens.|
|henchman||A faithful follower or political supporter, especially one prepared to engage in crime or violence by way of service.|
The dictator s henchman.
|hireling||A person who works purely for material reward.|
The poorly paid hirelings in their shabby clothes.
|housekeeper||A servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household.|
|ingratiate||Gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts.|
A sycophantic attempt to ingratiate herself with the local aristocracy.
|ingratiating||Capable of winning favor.|
An ingratiating manner.
|lackey||Behave in a servile way towards (someone.|
He denied that he was the lackey of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
|maid||A female domestic servant.|
Mary eventually managed to find a job as a maid.
|minion||A servile or fawning dependant.|
He gets oppressed minions like me to fob them off.
|obedient||Complying or willing to comply with an order or request; submissive to another’s authority.|
A little man obedient to his wife.
|obsequious||Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.|
Obsequious shop assistants.
|parasite||A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.|
He was a parasite who lived off other people.
|servile||Of or characteristic of a slave or slaves.|
Servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work.
|submissive||Abjectly submissive characteristic of a slave or servant S H Adams.|
|sycophant||A person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.|
|sycophantic||Attempting to win favor by flattery.|
A sycophantic interview.
|toady||A person who behaves obsequiously to someone important.|
She imagined him toadying to his rich clients.
|unctuous||(chiefly of minerals) having a greasy or soapy feel.|
He seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way.