Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being slavish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Slavish character, spirit, quality, or condition; servility.

Etymologies

From slavish +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Resist short-lived fads or slavishness to fashion," she writes, "unless you can afford to discard your entire wardrobe and buy a new one each season."

    What To Wear?Ask Edith

  • There is one big issue, however, in which the renunciation of “slavishness” could turn out to mean something: Iran.

    What will Britain's government do about 'slavish' relations with U.S.?

  • It's this kind of silly slavishness to every dip and rise of daily polling that makes this country's political journalism so maddeningly superficial and infantile.

    Obama Maintains Three-Point Lead In National Polls

  • For to know that father or mother has sinned doth turn the stoutest heart to slavishness.

    Hippolytus

  • What is of absolute consequence is the fact that our media exposed their complete slavishness to the idea of one phone call - or the lack of it - deciding whether the fact that we don't wear nappies anymore on the world stage was noticed by America's next President.

    WORLD NEW UPDATES

  • Whether such slavishness on the KMT camp's part will lead Beijing to respond with "goodwill" or by taking advantage of the apparent weak-kneed ruling KMT to intensify pressure on Taiwan remains to be seen, but the raising of the spectre of a PRC-Taiwan military alliance warns that KMT-CCP reconciliation may not bring "peace" into the Taiwan Strait after all.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Lien-the-pimp deserves my respect for heralding the utter slavishness of that God forsaken island.

    Ma Government Seeks World Heritage Status for Traditional Characters

  • Mouse Print is here to call these greedy stock-holder-centric corporations on there slavishness to the short-term, and their aparatchik “spokespersons”/apologists on their BS.

    Mouse Print»Blog Archive » Tropicana: Please Don’t Squeeze the Customer

  • Where she runs into material she's disinterested by, she makes snide remarks about Brody's slavishness to his subject.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Furthermore, flattery begets harmony; but only by means of the vile offence of slavishness or treachery.

    The Ethics

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