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Adjective: bootlicking  'boot,li-king
  1. Attempting to win favour from influential people by flattery
    - fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish
  2. Attempting to win favour by flattery
    - fawning, sycophantic, toadyish
Verb: bootlick  'boot,lik
  1. Try to gain favour by cringing or flattering
    "He is always bootlicking to his boss";
    - fawn, toady, truckle, kowtow, kotow, suck up, smoodge [Austral]

See also: insincere, servile

Type of: blandish, flatter