Synonyms and related words:
abject, apple-polishing, ass-kissing, backscratching, beggarly, bootlicking, brown-nosing, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, fawnery, fawning, flattering, flunkyism, footlicking, groveling, handshaking, hangdog, ingratiating, ingratiation, insinuation, kowtowing, mealymouthed, mealymouthedness, obeisance, obeisant, obsequious, obsequiousness, on bended knee, parasitic, parasitism, prostrate, prostration, sniveling, sponging, sycophancy, sycophantic, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyish, toadyism, tufthunting

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