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Definition 1: abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slavish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for slavish in the sense of this definition

(slavish is similar to ...) submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

"spoke in a servile tone" "the incurably servile housekeeper" "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"

Definition 2: blindly imitative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slavish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a slavish copy of the original

(slavish is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

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