(also ass-licking)mass noun vulgar slang North American
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
- ‘a master of ass-kissing and flattery’
(also ass-licking)vulgar slang North American
Using flattery or other obsequious behaviour in order to gain favour.
- ‘a bunch of ass-kissing sycophants’
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