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Synonyms of slave in English:


  • 1 the work was done by slaves
    historicalserf, vassal, thrall
    archaicbondsman, bondswoman
    [Antonyms] freeman, master
  • 2 Anna was his willing slave
    drudge, servant, lackey, minion
  • 3 a fashion slave
  • verb

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  • 1 slaving away for a pittance
    toil, labor, grind away, sweat, work one's fingers to the bone, work like a Trojan/dog
    informalkill oneself, sweat blood, slog away
    archaicdrudge, moil
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    servile relating to a slave or slaves

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