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fawning

[ faw-ning ]
/ ˈfɔ nɪŋ /
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adjective
seeking favor by flattery or a servile way of behaving:The billionaire’s donation earned him a fawning front-page news story in the Globe and Mail.This detailed and favorable book review is not a fawning endorsement, as the reviewer takes the author to task on several points.
noun
the act or practice of seeking favor by flattery or a servile way of behaving:On the second-last night of the cruise, we witnessed the fawning of the ship’s wait staff as they jockeyed for a healthy tip.
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Origin of fawning

fawn2 + -ing2 for the adjective; fawn2 + -ing1 for the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM fawning

fawn·ing·ly, adverbfawn·ing·ness, noun

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