Definition of Serfish

1. Adjective. (literally) of a serf, relating to serfdom ¹



2. Adjective. (figuratively) like a serf, slavish ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Serfish

1. characteristic of a serf [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serfish

serenest
serening
serenities
serenitude
serenity
seres
serest
seretonergic
serf
serfage
serfages
serfdom
serfdoms
serfhood
serfhoods
serfish (current term)
serflike
serfs
serfship
serfships
sergeancies
sergeancy
sergeant
sergeant-at-arms
sergeant-at-law
sergeant-major
sergeant-majorly
sergeant-majors
sergeant at arms

Literary usage of Serfish

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"But there are those who deem us all A race of Canaan's brats, To be the serfish heritage Of whig aristocrats ; And that although, with bully Polk, ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1854)
"When tlie people are enslaved by serfish ignorance, and rarely leave the domestic hearth, the government alone has occasion for writing letters. ..."

3. Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, Freeman Hunt, Thomas Prentice Kettell, William Buck Dana (1854)
"When the people are enslaved by serfish ignorance, and rarely leave the domestic hearth, the government alone has occasion for writing letters. ..."

4. Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, Freeman Hunt, Thomas Prentice Kettell, William Buck Dana (1854)
"It B a forcible presentation of the " mild beauties " of the serfish system under which the masses of England suffer, as contrasted with the institution of ..."

5. The Cromwellian settlement of Ireland by John Patrick Prendergast (1868)
"... so that the lower classes are in many countries but emancipated villeins, exhibiting traces of their former serfish condition, in their brutal manners. ..."

6. The Methodist Review (1856)
"They had no other physical force to oppose to force, than the serfish multitude, whose impotency in the circumstances at least equalled their superstition. ..."

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