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slavish

adjective slav·ish \ˈslā-vish sometimes ˈsla-\

: copying or following someone or something completely without any attempt to be original or independent

Full Definition of SLAVISH

1
a :  of or characteristic of a slave; especially :  basely or abjectly servile
b archaic :  despicable, low
2
archaic :  oppressive, tyrannical
3
:  copying obsequiously or without originality :  imitative
slav·ish·ly adverb
slav·ish·ness noun

Examples of SLAVISH

  1. a politician and his slavish followers
  2. He has been criticized for his slavish devotion to the rules.

First Known Use of SLAVISH

1565

Rhymes with SLAVISH

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