a : of or characteristic of a slave; especially : basely or abjectly servile
b archaic : despicable, low
: copying obsequiously or without originality : imitative
— slav·ish·ly adverb
— slav·ish·ness noun
Examples of SLAVISH
- a politician and his slavish followers
- He has been criticized for his slavish devotion to the rules.
First Known Use of SLAVISH
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