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slavish adj
1 blindly imitative; "a slavish copy of the original"
2 abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient" [syn: subservient, submissive]

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  1. in the manner of a slave; abject


in the manner of a slave
  • German: sklavisch
  • Portuguese: escravista

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