Vernility
Vernility Ver*nil"i*ty, n. [L. vernilitas.] Fawning or obsequious behavior; servility. [R.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • fawning — adj 1. servile, slavish, obsequious, Obs. obsequent, subservient, menial, Obs., Rare. vernile; submissive, docile, unassertive, compliant, acquiescent, deferential, Tomish, Uncle Tomish, tractable, mealy mouthed; groveling, crawling, creeping,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • servility — n 1. slavishness, servileness, obsequiousness, obsequence, subservience, Obs. vernility; submis siveness, docility, unassertiveness, compliance, acquiescence, deference, obeisance, abjection, abjectness, self abasement; groveling, crawling,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sycophancy — n 1. flattery, fawning, truckling, wheedling, toadeating, toadyism, tufthunting, sycophantism, lip homage, mouth honor, unc tuousness, Inf. soft soap, Sl. bootlicking, Sl. footlick ing, kowtow, Sl. apple polishing, Sl. brown nosing, Rare.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • toadyism — n 1. sycophancy, sycophantism, flattery, fawning, truckling, wheedling, toadeating, tuft hunting, lip homage, mouth honor, unctuousness, Inf. soft soap, Inf. bootlicking, Inf. apple polishing, Sl. brown nosing, Rare. blandiloquence, Obs., Rare.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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