Examples of slavish in a Sentence
a politician and his slavish followers
He has been criticized for his slavish devotion to the rules.
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One of the wittier details in DeMonaco’s functional, largely generic script finds the slavish TV news anchors frustrated by the purge’s relatively sluggish start.
But from a certain angle, Incredibles 2 looks a little too slavish to creaky conventions.
How slavish should subsequent sequels and spin-offs be to the originals?
Microsoft has had good opportunities to do something about this, but they have been systematically squandered through a combination of ineptitude, mismanagement, and slavish adherence to backwards compatibility.
Too often musicians cover Dylan with such slavish devotion to the original recordings, their versions veer toward reverent karaoke.
Other shows that talk politics are slavish to the liberal point of view, to the point of being boring and predictable.
Republicans, who poured in millions of dollars in ads against Mr. Lamb, tried to paint him as a slavish follower of the California Democrat.
True believers shaved their heads, wore overalls, and lived together at Synanon compounds, professing an almost slavish obedience to Dederich, no matter how brutal his methods.
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Synonym Discussion of slavish
- domestic help was expected to be properly subservient
- a political boss and his entourage of servile hangers-on
- the slavish status of migrant farm workers
- waiters who are obsequious in the presence of celebrities
SLAVISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slavish for English Language Learners
: copying or following someone or something completely without any attempt to be original or independent
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