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toady

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of toady

  1. a person who flatters another in order to get ahead <no one liked the office toady, who spent most of her time complimenting the boss on what a great job he was doing> Synonyms apple-polisher, bootlicker, brownnoser, fawner, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), lickspittle, suck-up, sycophantRelated Words yes-man; apparatchik, company man; hanger-on, leech, parasite, sponge, sponger; henchman, lackey, lapdog, minion, running dog, satellite, slave, stooge; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, groveler, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; adherent, camp follower, convert, disciple, follower, me-tooer, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votary




toady

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of toady

  1. to use flattery or the doing of favors in order to win approval especially from a superior <a satirical novel about an amoral go-getter who toadies his way to the top of the corporate ladder> Synonyms apple-polish, bootlick, fuss, kowtow, suck (up), fawn, truckleRelated Words drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, woo; adulate, idolize, worship; blandish, cajole, coax, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; cower, cringe, grovel; abase, debase, demean; defer, submit, yieldNear Antonyms despise, disdain, scorn; gibe (or jibe), jeer, scoff; brave, challenge, defy




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