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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
slavery (noun)
1.
- drudgery toil
2.
submission to a dominating influence
3.
a) the state of a person who is a chattel of another
b) the practice of - slaveholding
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
slavery (noun)
1.
the state of being a slave
SYNONIMS:
bondage, enslavement, servility, servitude, thrall, thralldom ( thraldom), yoke
RELATED WORDS:
peonage, serfdom; dependence ( dependance), subjection, subjugation; captivity, enchainment, imprisonment, incarceration
NEAR ANTONYMS:
emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission; autonomy, independence, self-government, sovereignty ( sovranty)
freedom, liberty
slavery (noun)
2.
very hard or unpleasant work
SYNONIMS:
donkeywork, drudge, drudgery, fatigue, grind, labor, moil, slavery, sweat, travail
RELATED WORDS:
spadework; effort, exertion, pains, struggle, trouble; chore, duty, job, obligation, responsibility; routine, tedium, treadmill
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose, rest; amusement, dalliance, diversion, entertainment, recreation, sport; dormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness; dallying, goldbricking, loafing, lolling, lounging
fun, play
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