Synonyms for fawn

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fawn
Phonetic Transcription : fɔn

Top 10 synonyms for fawn Other synonyms for the word fawn

Définition of fawn

Origin :
  • "young deer," mid-14c., from Anglo-French (late 13c.), Old French faon, feon "young animal" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fetonem (nominative *feto), from Latin fetus "an offspring" (see fetus). Still used of the young of any animal in King James I's private translation of the Psalms, but mainly of deer from 15c. Color use is 1881.
  • noun baby deer
  • verb ingratiate oneself to; serve
Example sentences :
  • You pet them and fawn on them, and naturally they get conceited.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • I have a pet cat and a chicken, and papa says he will catch me a fawn.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880 » by Various
  • "They have told her to do it," whispered Fawn, and stood firm.
  • Extract from : « Lotus Buds » by Amy Carmichael
  • Fawn ran into the house, brought her jewels, and handed them to her father.
  • Extract from : « Lotus Buds » by Amy Carmichael
  • The huntsman having seized the fawn, will hand it to the keeper.
  • Extract from : « The Sportsman » by Xenophon
  • He never had at college even; he was as ready to fawn the next day.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • As they could not agree as to who should own the body of the Fawn, they fell to blows.
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various
  • The ugly dog began to fawn upon her, but he snarled at everybody else.
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various
  • He could have had half the town at his rooms to fawn upon him if he had cared for that sort of thing.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • It is easier to them to fawn than to work, to flatter the great than to follow their example.
  • Extract from : « The Rambles of a Rat » by A. L. O. E.

Antonyms for fawn

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