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Imperious vs. Subservient

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Imperiousadjective

Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

Subservientadjective

Useful in an inferior capacity.

Imperiousadjective

Urgent.

Subservientadjective

Obsequiously submissive.

Imperiousadjective

(obsolete) Imperial or regal.

Subservientadjective

Fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence, servile, truckling.

‘Scarce ever reading anything which he did not make subservient in one kind or other.’; ‘These ranks of creatures are subservient one to another.’; ‘Their temporal ambition was wholly subservient to their proselytizing spirit.’;

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Imperiousadjective

Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.

‘Therefore, great lords, be, as your titles witness,Imperious.’;

Subservientadjective

compliant and obedient to authority;

‘editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones’;

Imperiousadjective

Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.

‘This imperious man will work us allFrom princes into pages.’; ‘His bold, contemptuous, and imperious spirit soon made him conspicuous.’;

Subservientadjective

abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant;

‘slavish devotion to her job ruled her life’; ‘a slavish yes-man to the party bosses’; ‘she has become submissive and subservient’;

Imperiousadjective

Imperative; urgent; compelling.

‘Imperious need, which can not be withstood.’;

Imperiousadjective

able to deal authoritatively with affairs;

‘dismissed the matter with an imperious wave of her hand’;

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Imperiousadjective

arrogant and domineering

‘his imperious demands’;

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