from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or characteristic of a slave or slavery; servile: Her slavish devotion to her job ruled her life.
- adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: a slavish copy of the original.
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- adj. in the manner of a slave; abject
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively laborious
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting slaves; servile; base: as, slavish fears; a slavish dependence on the great.
- Lacking originality or due independence.
- Like that of a slave; servile; consisting of drudgery and laborious toil: as, slavish service.
- Enslaved; oppressed.
- Synonyms Cringing, obsequious, fawning, groveling.—3. Drudging, menial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. blindly imitative
- adj. abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
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