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Definition of Slavish


  1. Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively laborious; as, a slavish life; a slavish dependance on the great.

Slavish Quotations

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
Ulysses S. Grant

Peace secured by slavish submission is not peace.
Kim Il-sung

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

My dog has the intellectual capacity of a lime wedge, yet even he possesses an elaborate set of assumptions, based on his ability to control my behavior through a combination of slavish devotion and incessant howling.
Martha Beck
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Slavish Translations

slavish in French is servile
slavish in German is sklavisch, sklavisch, sklavischen
slavish in Spanish is servil
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