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nounmass nounvulgar slang British
The use of flattery or other obsequious behaviour in order to gain favour.
obsequiousness, sycophancy, excessive deference, subservience, submissiveness, fawning, toadyism, toadying, grovelling, cringing, unctuousness, oiliness, abjectness, abjection, cravenness, slavishness, humility, self-abasement
- ‘that minister got his job from arse-licking’
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