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nounmass nounNorth American
The use of flattery or other obsequious behaviour in order to gain favour.‘a master of ass-kissing and flattery’obsequiousness, sycophancy, excessive deference, subservience, submissiveness, fawning, toadyism, toadying, grovelling, cringing, unctuousness, oiliness, abjectness, abjection, cravenness, slavishness, humility, self-abasementView synonyms
Using flattery or other obsequious behaviour in order to gain favour.‘a bunch of ass-kissing sycophants’
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