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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adv. - In an overly flattering or groveling manner

Usage examples (38)
  • Verb (used without object) : The courtiers fawned over the king
  • Two shots for each time he fawningly smiles/chortles/or blushes.
  • "I'm sure you made a fine assassin, Emperor," Chiun said fawningly.
  • Most men she met became nervous in her presence and began acting fawningly toward her. for more
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