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fawning Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.
  2. verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; bootlick; toady; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss
  3. verb have fawns
    • deer fawn
  4. adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; bootlicking; sycophantic.
  5. adjective satellite attempting to win favor by flattery
    toadyish; bootlicking; sycophantic.

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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