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  • adj.having the qualities of a slave
  • adj.lacking originality
  • adj.servile

synonyms for slavish

  • cringing
  • docile
  • fawning
  • obsequious
  • servile
  • submissive
See also synonyms for: slavishly

antonyms for slavish

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  • assertive
  • independent
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How to use slavish in a sentence

The whole movement reached nothing beyond a slavish imitation of Giotto and his immediate followers.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
For she remembered now that but for their slavish devotion they might claim to be her equal.
DEVIL'S FORDBRET HARTE
She would not save him to live the toilsome, slavish life of the Jews.
FAIR TO LOOK UPONMARY BELLE FREELEY
All this goes in, and yet the book cannot be a slavish repeat.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
While confidence in his own abilities freed him from a slavish adherence to facts which could serve no useful purpose.
A DRAKE BY GEORGE!JOHN TREVENA
The temper of the Parliament had drifted far from the slavish subservience which it showed at the close of Henry's reign.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
I would not abuse it by impudent license on the one hand, nor by slavish superstition on the other.
SPEECHES, ADDRESSES, AND OCCASIONAL SERMONS, VOLUME 2 (OF 3)THEODORE PARKER
Mrs. Cannon, I regret it, but we must have a revolution in this here slavish, this here degraded country!
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
But that I scorn To rust my good sword in thy slavish blood, Thou now wert dead.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
The few free-minded resist this will, when it is in opposition to their own, and the slavish many submit.
HOW TO OBSERVEHARRIET MARTINEAU
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WORDS RELATED TO SLAVISH

  • emulative
  • slavish
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