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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a fawning, servile manner; Sycophantic behavior.

Usage examples (33)
  • Among them throve the old English feeling of respect for ancient families, which is nowadays called "toadyism" by those whom it baulks of robbery.
  • Faxed letters and public statements exchanged charges of toadyism and sexism.
  • Their system of nepotism, toadyism and general groveling and begging works much better.
  • Janetta's unselfish admiration for her friend was as simple as it was true, and it was never alloyed by envy or toadyism. for more
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