overslavish

slavish

[sley-vish]
adjective
1.
of or befitting a slave: slavish subjection.
2.
being or resembling a slave; abjectly submissive: He was slavish in his obedience.
3.
base; mean; ignoble: slavish fears.
4.
deliberately imitative; lacking originality: a slavish reproduction.

Origin:
1555–65; slave + -ish1

slavishly, adverb
slavishness, noun
overslavish, adjective
overslavishly, adverb
overslavishness, noun


2. groveling, sycophantic, fawning, cringing. See servile.


2. independent. 3. exalted.
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slavish (ˈsleɪvɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  of or befitting a slave
2.  being or resembling a slave; servile
3.  unoriginal; imitative
4.  archaic ignoble
 
'slavishly
 
adv
 
'slavishness
 
n

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