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Adjective: fawning  fo-ning
  1. Attempting to win favour from influential people by flattery
    - bootlicking, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish
  2. Attempting to win favour by flattery
    - bootlicking, sycophantic, toadyish
Verb: fawn  fon
  1. Show submission or fear
    - crawl, cringe, cower, grovel
  2. Try to gain favour by cringing or flattering
    "He is always fawning to his boss";
    - toady, truckle, bootlick [informal], kowtow, kotow, suck up [informal], smoodge [Austral, informal]
  3. Have fawns
    "deer fawn"

See also: insincere, servile

Type of: bear, bend, birth, blandish, deliver, flatter, flex, give birth, have

Encyclopedia: Fawn, Missouri