Synonyms for fawning

Grammar : Adj
Spell : fawn
Phonetic Transcription : fɔn

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Définition of fawning

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.
  • adj deferential, groveling
Example sentences :
  • His anger changed to meekness, and his words were mild and fawning.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Zack spoke sympathetically as the dog, fawning, came closer.
  • Extract from : « The Shining Cow » by Alex James
  • He did not like his spells of fawning loquacity and bursts of resentfulness.
  • Extract from : « End of the Tether » by Joseph Conrad
  • The voice of Emil Tesla, eager, fawning, had yet another quality in it.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
  • He accused them of fawning on the rich and despising the poor.
  • Extract from : « History of the Moravian Church » by J. E. Hutton
  • Fawning upon the Lhari that way, yet they're as human as we are!
  • Extract from : « The Colors of Space » by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • To which the other replied, "That fawning was the property of a cur as well as barking."
  • Extract from : « The Jest Book » by Mark Lemon
  • The Master said, To worship the ghosts of men not akin to us is fawning.
  • Extract from : « The Sayings Of Confucius » by Confucius
  • The Master said: Serve the king with all courtesy, men call it fawning.
  • Extract from : « The Sayings Of Confucius » by Confucius
  • Cringing and fawning, the outlaw heard what he was required to do.
  • Extract from : « The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton » by Wardon Allan Curtis

Antonyms for fawning

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