- slavishusitai aʻiaʻislavishness
Adjective(1) blindly imitative(2) abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
(1) I guess that means that I am a slavish follower of the ├ö├ç├┐in├ö├ç├û crowd that I accepted an invitation to the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2006 program launch at the airport.(2) Thus far, especially in Scotland where the slavish adherence to the received wisdom of the unions is strongest, there is little sign of that thistle being grasped.(3) It is a vindication that the colonial mindset and slavish mentality are still alive among some Indians.(4) Travel stories can be a dodgy proposition, quite often varying between the detached, amused air of Western superiority and the slavish worship of all things foreign.(5) Wu Xun, it was argued, had in his slavish dependence on the feudal upper classes helped to perpetuate the old system and had actually helped to propagate its ideology among his fellow peasants.(6) Perhaps they don't care, but that is contradicted by their slavish adherence to the latest fashions.(7) Divorcing it of its context would strip away much of that heady period glamour to produce a diluted facsimile - even with slavish adherence to the original scripts.(8) Steve looked at them with contemptuous pity, these men that lived narrow, slavish lives in cooped-up places, men caught in ruts, graves with both ends kicked out├ö├ç┬¬(9) The provincial governments are not far behind in their slavish adherence to the OECD's dictums on how to run your government.(10) Not for Thompson a slavish adherence to prudence, that is considered imperative in a contracting football market.(11) Our dependence on these foreign goods leads us to our slavish respect for numbers.(12) Had the administration paid heed to public opinion, not out of slavish deference but out of respect, we would've seen a different tax cut, and, with any luck, a sustainable popular majority for conservatism.(13) In their self-regard as the last keepers of the flame of Western culture, this ex-dissident class renders themselves slavish imitators.(14) There are those who believe that perhaps we've confused our responsibilities with the slavish adherence to the Lecoup strategy.(15) And except for a few slavish devotees too intimidated by her will and less concerned with her methods, it's difficult to come away without becoming more powerful and original, yourself.(16) The truth is she can hardly imagine it, being so wrapped up in the day-to-day dance between her two sports and her slavish devotion to staying young and fit.
1. servile ::
2. unoriginal ::
3. subservient ::
1. original ::
slavish, slavishly, slavishness
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