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Meaning of FAWNING

Pronunciation:  f'oning

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

FAWNING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bootlicking, insincere, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish



Thesaurus Terms
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