Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: fawning
IPA transcription: [f'ɔnɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyish
    Meaning: attempting to win favor by flattery
  • Synonyms: bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish
    Meaning: attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
Usage examples
  • Am I not dreaming?" and her beseeching and lastly fawning on him and seeming to tell him that it was she indeed, they came at last together and he took her in his arms.
  • Directly he had finished speaking she came to him joyously, began fawning on him and prancing round him so that in spite of his vexation with her, and being cold, he could not help stroking her.
  • And the beasts of the wild wood left their lairs and thickets and came up fawning on them with their tails. And she caused yet another marvel; for hitherto there was no flow of water on Dindymum, but then for them an unceasing stream gushed forth from the thirsty peak just as it was, and the dwellers around in after times called that stream, the spring of Jason.