One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his clique of sycophantic friends’
obsequious, servile, subservient, deferential, grovelling, toadying, fawning, flattering, ingratiating, cringing, unctuous, oily, slimy, creeping, crawling, truckling, slavish, bowing and scraping, Uriah Heepish, gushing
informal bootlicking, smarmy
vulgar slang arse-licking, arse-kissing, brown-nosing
North American vulgar slang suckholing
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