fawning

adjective fawn·ing \ ˈfȯ-niŋ , ˈfä- \

Definition of fawning

: seeking or used to seek approval or favor by means of flattery
  • … they are excellent emblems of fawning yet fickle fandom …
  • —Thomas Boswell
  • He's sitting in a shaded pavillion, surrounded by a dozen fawning politicians …
  • —Barbara Crossette
  • I was astonished that Frost could've read the poem as anything but an act of fawning servility.
  • —Tobias Wolff

fawningly

adverb
    • Not since the glory days of the glossy movie fan mags have stars been viewed so uncritically, so fawningly.
    • —Roger Ebert

First Known Use of fawning

14th century

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