toadyism
noun see toady II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Toadyism — Toad y*ism, n. The practice of meanly fawning on another; base sycophancy; servile adulation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toadyism — noun sycophancy, the practice or quality of a toady, i.e., fawning, obsequious, extremely deferential (and essentially self serving) behavior towards (an)other(s) …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • toadyism — toady·ism …   English syllables

  • toadyism — ēˌizəm noun ( s) : the behavior or attentions of a toady …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flunlyism — Flun ly*ism, n. The quality or characteristics of a flunky; readiness to cringe to those who are superior in wealth or position; toadyism. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toady — I. noun (plural toadies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from toadeater Date: 1826 one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors ; sycophant Synonyms: see parasite II. intransitive verb (toadied; toadying) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon — Infobox Prime Minister | name=Louis IV Henri Joseph de Bourbon Condé, prince de Condé office=Prime Minister of France term start= December 23, 1723 term end= 1726 monarch =Louis XV predecessor=Philippe II d Orléans successor=André Hercule de… …   Wikipedia

  • Conrad Gröber — (April 1, 1872 in Meßkirch February 14, 1948 in Freiburg im Breisgau) was a Catholic priest and archbishop of the Archdiocese of Freiburg. Contents 1 Life 1.1 Youth and education 1.2 Teacher and pastor in Konstanz …   Wikipedia

  • Flunkeyism — (also spelled flunkyism; Korean hangŭl: 사대주의 (事大主義), romanisation: Sadae juŭi) is a term indicating toadyism, servile attitude, or worship of the powerful. The word derives from flank , being on the side, and is also associated with lackey. It is …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”