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slave

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slave

  1. 1 a person who is considered the property of another person <many American slaves reached freedom in the North through the network known as the Underground Railroad> Synonyms bondman (also bondsman), chattel, thrall Related Words bondwoman (also bondswoman), odalisque; helot, serf; bond servant, indentured servant; attendant, domestic, drudge, handmaiden (also handmaid), lackey, menial, servant, slavey Near Antonyms freedman, freedwoman; enslaver, slave driver, slaveholder, slaver; master, taskmaster Antonyms freeman

  2. 2 a person who does very hard or dull work <unappreciated office slaves who perform the necessary but tedious task of filing paperwork> Synonyms dogsbody [chiefly British], drone, drudge, drudger, fag, foot soldier, grub, grubber, grunt, laborer, peon, plugger, slavey, slogger, toiler, worker Related Words workhorse; coolie, serf Near Antonyms goldbrick, shirker; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, sluggard




slave

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slave

  1. to devote serious and sustained effort <slaving over a hot stove> Synonyms bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, labor, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, workRelated Words apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle





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