Fawning

  • 1 fawning — index obsequious, servile, subservient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 fawning — [adj] deferential, groveling abject, adulatory, bootlicking*, bowing, brownnosing*, compliant, cowering, crawling, cringing, flattering, humble, ingratiating, kowtowing*, mealy mouthed*, obsequious, parasitic, prostrate, scraping, servile,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 Fawning — Fawn Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.] To court favor by low cringing,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 fawning — adjective her fawning personal staff Syn: obsequious, servile, sycophantic, flattering, ingratiating, unctuous, oleaginous, groveling, crawling; informal bootlicking, smarmy, sucky, brown nosing, toadying …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 5 fawning — /ˈfɔnɪŋ/ (say fawning) adjective obsequious. –fawningly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 6 fawning — Ⅰ. fawn [1] ► NOUN 1) a young deer in its first year. 2) a light brown colour. ORIGIN Old French faon, from Latin fetus offspring . Ⅱ. fawn [2] ► VERB …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 fawning — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sniveling, adulatory, flattering; see obsequious . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. servile, sycophantic, deferential, slavish, groveling, subservient, cringing, flattering, *brownnosing, kowtowing, submissive,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 fawning — sb. == flattery, deceit. Wright’s L. P. p. 23 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 10 fawning — fawn·ing || fɔːnɪŋ adj. bootlicking, flattering, acting in a servile manner in order to gain favor fɔːn n. baby deer; soft light brown color v. lavish affection upon; flatter, act in a servile manner in order to gain favor adj. pale… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 fawning — n. Sycophancy, servility, cringing, mean flattery …

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  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 apple polishing — fawning; groveling; flattering; ingratiating …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 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

  • 16 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,… …

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  • 17 Servility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Servility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 servility servility Sgm: N 1 slavery slavery &c.(subjection) 749 Sgm: N 1 obsequiousness obsequiousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 subserviency subserviency Sgm: N 1 abasement …

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  • 18 Fawn — Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.] To court favor by low cringing, frisking …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Fawned — Fawn Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.] To court favor by low cringing,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Supple — Sup ple, a. [OE. souple, F. souple, from L. supplex suppliant, perhaps originally, being the knees. Cf. {Supplicate}.] 1. Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers. [1913 Webster] 2. Yielding compliant; not obstinate;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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