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nounvulgar slang North American
The use of flattery or other obsequious behavior in order to gain favor.
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’
adjectivevulgar slang North American
Using flattery or other obsequious behavior in order to gain favor.
- ‘a bunch of ass-kissing sycophants’
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