One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who gives a servile display of exaggerated flattery or affection.‘the consummate fawner was able to sway a president with false deference’
- ‘Money is what separates the fans friom the fawners.’
- ‘He will be remembered for starring in a series of urban myths fuelled by celebrity fawners which painted him as some anarchic anti-hero.’
- ‘Hubris no doubt swam through the potentate's soul as the quivering fawners cried, "The voice of a God and not of a man!"’
- ‘Never has America been so thoroughly in the clutches of fawners, lap dogs, toadies, boot lickers, lick spittles, and Snopses.’
- ‘And yet we men do not approve; nay, if we see a man sharing his goods with other men, we call it wastefulness, extravagance, and by such names, and dub the men to whom he gives a share, fawners and parasites.’
- ‘You had the mendicants, sycophants, lick-spittles, toadies, fawners all with their tin cups, looking for a handout of taxpayers' funds.’
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