Tufthunting Tuft"hunt`ing, n. The practice of seeking after, and hanging on, noblemen, or persons of quality, especially in English universities. [Cant, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • apple polishing — Synonyms and related words: ass kissing, backscratching, bootlicking, brown nosing, cringing, fawnery, fawning, flunkyism, footlicking, groveling, handshaking, ingratiation, insinuation, mealymouthedness, obeisance, obsequiousness, parasitism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • back scratching — Synonyms and related words: apple polishing, ass kissing, backscratching, barter, bootlicking, brown nosing, cringing, even trade, fawnery, fawning, flunkyism, footlicking, groveling, handshaking, influence peddling, ingratiation, insinuation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fawning — Synonyms and related words: abject, adulation, adulatory, apple polishing, ass kissing, backscratching, beggarly, bland, blandishing, blandishment, blarney, blarneying, bootlicking, brown nosing, bunkum, buttery, cajolement, cajolery, cajoling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • groveling — Synonyms and related words: abject, accumbent, apple polishing, ass kissing, backscratching, beggarly, bootlicking, brown nosing, couchant, couche, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, decumbent, draped, fawnery, fawning, flat, flattering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • insinuation — Synonyms and related words: access, accusal, accusation, accusing, admission, allegation, allegement, animadversion, apple polishing, arraignment, ascendancy, ascription, aside, aspersion, ass kissing, authority, backscratching, bill of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • obeisance — Synonyms and related words: acceptance, acquiescence, allegiance, apple polishing, ass kissing, assent, backscratching, bend, bending the knee, bob, bootlicking, bow, bowing and scraping, brown nosing, complaisance, compliance, consent, cringing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • parasitism — Synonyms and related words: accompaniment, accordance, agreement, alliance, apple polishing, ass kissing, association, backscratching, bootlicking, brown nosing, cahoots, co working, coaction, coincidence, collaboration, collectivity, collusion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prostration — Synonyms and related words: accubation, accumbency, aching heart, adoration, adulation, adynamia, agony, agony of mind, anemia, anguish, apple polishing, ass kissing, atony, backscratching, bale, bend, bending the knee, bitterness, blah feeling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • snobbery — Synonyms and related words: affectation, clannishness, cliquishness, conceit, condescension, contemptuousness, disdain, disdainfulness, egotism, exclusiveness, haughtiness, hauteur, inflatedness, loftiness, lordliness, narcissism, pomposity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sponging — Synonyms and related words: abject, ablution, absorbency, absorbent, absorption, adsorbent, adsorption, apple polishing, ass kissing, assimilation, backscratching, beggarly, blotter, blotting, blotting paper, bone lazy, bootlicking, brown nosing …   Moby Thesaurus

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