time|serv|ing «TYM SUR vihng», adjective, noun.
shaping one's conduct to conform with the opinions of the time or of persons in power, especially for selfish reasons.
the act or conduct of a timeserver.

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  • serv|ing — «SUR vihng», noun. 1. the act of a person or thing that serves. 2. a portion of food or drink served to a person at one time; helping. 3. Nautical. a material used for serving a rope or cable …   Useful english dictionary

  • serv — con·serv·an·cy; con·serv·a·tism; con·serv·a·tist; con·serv·a·tive·ly; con·serv·a·tive·ness; con·serv·a·tize; de·serv·er; ob·serv·abil·i·ty; ob·serv·ance; ob·serv·an·cy; ob·serv·a·tive; ob·serv·a·to·ri·al; ob·serv·ed·ly; ob·serv·er; pre·serv·able; …   English syllables

  • ing — aborn·ing; aw·ing; bear·ing; be·ing; bell·ing; berth·ing; bind·ing; boul·der·ing; brok·ing; brown·ing; cheese·par·ing; cleans·ing; clos·ing; con·cern·ing; con·sid·er·ing; cop·ing; cov·er·ing; crack·ing; crown·ing; duck·ing; dur·ing; en·dur·ing;… …   English syllables

  • time — bairn·time; eq·ui·time; in·time; mi·cro·time; mis·time; noon·time; oft·time; pas·time; rag·time; sep·time; time; time·ful; time·li·ness; time·ous; xen·o·time; flex·time; rise·time; afore·time; cen·time; mar·i·time; mean·time; some·time;… …   English syllables

  • ob|serv´er — ob|serve «uhb ZURV», verb, served, serv|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to see and note; notice: »Did you observe anything strange in that boy s behavior? I saw the pots…red hot…and observed that they did not crack at all (Daniel Defoe). ... the distant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • timeserver — time•serv•er [[t]ˈtaɪmˌsɜr vər[/t]] n. a person whose conduct is shaped to conform to the opinions of the time or of persons in power, esp. for self serving ends • Etymology: 1565–75 time′serv ing, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • timeserver — time|serv|er [ taım,sɜrvər ] noun count INFORMAL someone who does not put much effort into their work because they are waiting until they can RETIRE (=stop working because they are old) or get a different job ╾ time|serv|ing noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • timeservingness — time·serv·ing·ness …   English syllables

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • Timeserving — Time serv ing, a. Obsequiously complying with the spirit of the times, or the humors of those in power. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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