Thesaurus

apple-polishing

verb
present participle of apple-polish

Synonyms & Antonyms of apple-polishing

to use flattery or the doing of favors in order to win approval especially from a superior
  • a departmental supervisor who apple-polishes shamelessly whenever higher-ups are about

Synonyms for apple-polishing

Words Related to apple-polishing

Phrases Synonymous with apple-polishing

Near Antonyms for apple-polishing

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about apple-polishing

Cite this Entry

“Apple-polishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apple-polishing. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

Comments on apple-polishing

What made you want to look up apple-polishing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!