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Definition of slavish adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

slavish

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈsleɪvɪʃ//
 
(disapproving)
 
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following or copying someone or something exactly without having any original thought at all a slavish adherence to the rules slavish obedience a slavish imitation of Hitchcock's films
 
adverb You don't need to stick slavishly to the recipe.
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