bootlicking
bootlicking ootlicking adj. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.

Syn: fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish, ass-kissing. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bootlicking — v. flatter; grovel, be servile; kiss up to (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bootlicking — adjective 1. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery • Syn: ↑fawning, ↑obsequious, ↑sycophantic, ↑toadyish • Similar to: ↑insincere • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flattery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Undue adulation Nouns 1. flattery, adulation, blandishment, cajolery; fawning, wheedling, coquetry, sycophancy, flunkeyism, servility, toadying, incense, honeyed words, flummery, blarney; lip service,… …   English dictionary for students

  • obsequious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. abject, fawning, sycophantic, cringing, servile, truckling, compliant. See servility, respect. Ant., dominant. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. docile, submissive, cringing, slavish, sycophantic,… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • fawning — adjective 1. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery • Syn: ↑bootlicking, ↑obsequious, ↑sycophantic, ↑toadyish • Similar to: ↑insincere • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sycophantic — adjective 1. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery • Syn: ↑bootlicking, ↑fawning, ↑obsequious, ↑toadyish • Similar to: ↑insincere • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • toadyish — adjective 1. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery • Syn: ↑bootlicking, ↑fawning, ↑obsequious, ↑sycophantic • Similar to: ↑insincere • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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