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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyishadjective

    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

  2. bootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyishadjective

    attempting to win favor by flattery


  1. fawning

    Fawning refers to the act of excessively praising or showing affection or admiration towards someone, often in order to gain their favor or approval. It typically involves flattery, compliments, or affectionate behavior, and can sometimes be seen as insincere or obsequious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fawning

    of Fawn

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawning in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fawning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fawning in a Sentence

  1. Ted CRUZ:

    The contrast with the Democratic debate where every fawning questions from the media was which of you was more handsome and wise, let me be clear, the men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate.

  2. John Brennan:

    Well, I think one can speculate as to why, that the Russians may have something on him personally that they could always roll out and make his life more difficult, clearly, I think it's important for us to be able to improve relations with Russia but the fact that he has had a fawning attitude toward Mr. Putin has not said anything negative about him. He continues to say to me that he does have something to fear.

  3. John Avlon:

    This is the equivalent of some liberal opinion host decamping to Venezuela for fawning sit-downs with Nicholas Maduro.

  4. Mike Pence:

    For all the media fawning over the sister of the North Korean dictator, I think it’s important that every American knows who this person is and what she’s done, the sister of Kim Jong Un is a central pillar of the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet, an evil family clique that brutalizes, subjugates, starves and imprisons its 25 million people.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. impounding
    • B. subrogation
    • C. maculation
    • D. ventricle

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