HyperDic: slavish

English > 2 senses of the word slavish:
ADJECTIVEallslavishblindly imitative
allslavish, subservient, submissiveabjectly submissive
slavish > pronunciation
Soundssley'vihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > slavish: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBlindly imitative.
Example"a slavish copy of the original"
Broaderunoriginalnot original
Spanishcalcado
English > slavish: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningabjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant.
Examples
  • "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"
  • "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams
Synonymssubservient, submissive
Broaderservilesubmissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
Spanishesclavo, servil
Adverbsslavishlyin a slavish manner

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