dun, greyish brown, grayish brown, fawn(noun)
a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
"she wore dun"
a young deer
fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)
show submission or fear
fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up(verb)
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
"He is always kowtowing to his boss"
a young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck
the young of an animal; a whelp
a fawn color
of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored
to bring forth a fawn
to court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon
a servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy
Origin: [OF. faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, F. faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. fetus. See Fetus.]
Fawn is a light yellowish tan colour. It is usually used in reference to clothing, soft furnishings and bedding, as well as to a dog's coat colour. It occurs in varying shades, ranging between pale tan to pale fawn to dark deer-red. The first recorded use of fawn as a colour name in English was in 1789.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fawn, n. a young deer.—adj. resembling a fawn in colour.—v.i. to bring forth a fawn. [O. Fr. faon, through Low L. from L. fœtus, offspring.]
fawn, v.i. to cringe, to flatter in a servile way (with upon).—n. (rare) a servile cringe or bow: mean flattery.—ns. Fawn′er, one who flatters to gain favour; Fawn′ing, mean flattery: sycophancy.—adv. Fawn′ingly.—n. Fawn′ingness. [A variant of fain, to rejoice—A.S. fægen, glad.]
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The numerical value of fawn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fawn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOE Unbearably lovely music is heard as the curtain rises, and we see the woods on a summer afternoon. A fawn dances on and nibbles slowly at some leaves. He drifts lazily through the soft foliage. Soon he starts coughing and drops dead.
I like a cat because it does not disguise its selfishness with any flattering hypocrisies. Its attachment is not to yourself, but to your house. Let it but have food, and a warm lair among the embers, and it heeds not at whose expense. Then it has the spirit to resent aggression. You shall beat your dog, and he will fawn upon you; but a cat never forgives : it has no tender mercies, and it torments before it destroys its prey.
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
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- въртя опашка, еленче, лаская, подмазвам сеBulgarian
- cervatellCatalan, Valencian
- podlézat, lísat se, kolouchCzech
- logre, dådyr, kalv, lysebrun, lam, sleske, dådyrfarvetDanish
- Kalb, schmeicheln, Kitz, beige, rehbraun, Rehkitz, RehkalbGerman
- mielistellä, säämiskänvärinen, pokkuroida, imarrella, vasa, liehitellä, nuoleskellaFinnish
- faon, flagornerFrench
- osbhuí, oisínIrish
- hízeleg, őzborjúHungarian
- leccare, fare le feste, scodinzolare, fulvo, fulvo chiaro, essere servile, marrone chiaro, cerbiatto, adulare, dimostrare affettoItalian
- 淡黄褐色, 子鹿Japanese
- kwispelen, reebruin, vleien, hertenjong, versierenDutch
- płowy, jelonek, nadskakiwać, łasić się, schlebiaćPolish
- bajular, agradar, fulvo, corço, adular, puxar sacoPortuguese
- cafeniu, măguli, linguși, ied, alinta, gudura, flata, răsfățaRomanian
- желтовато-коричневый, угодничать, ластиться, подхалимничать, лебезить, ласкаться, подлизываться, палевый, оленёнок, заискиватьRussian
- srnče, срнче, lane, ланеSerbo-Croatian
- kolouch, sŕňaSlovak
- kalv, kidSwedish
- stägül, jistägül, stägülaköl, stägülakölik, histägülVolapük
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