Definition of ass-kissing in English:



mass nounNorth American
vulgar slang
  • The use of flattery or other obsequious behaviour in order to gain favour.

    ‘a master of ass-kissing and flattery’
    as modifier ‘a bunch of ass-kissing sycophants’
    obsequiousness, sycophancy, excessive deference, subservience, submissiveness, fawning, toadyism, toadying, grovelling, cringing, unctuousness, oiliness, abjectness, abjection, cravenness, slavishness, humility, self-abasement
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