Definition of fawning in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôniNG/


Displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious: fawning adoration fawning interviews with Hollywood celebs
More example sentences
  • Then he saw a young man come to the entrance of the courtyard, the swineherds dogs fawning upon him.
  • Inside I was annoyed he wasn't fawning all over me.
  • The Roman satirists savagely expose the fawning homage heaped upon the childless rich.



Example sentences
  • There's a lot of great music here, along with a 120-page book that fawningly recounts the history of the band and provides a track-by-track commentary from them.
  • When the dissident ‘good news’ scientist spoke to a conservative Washington think tank he was applauded not merely rapturously, but fawningly.
  • Women threw themselves at him, of course, but they would not have done so had he not exuded some perverse invitation to emotional excess in which they were fawningly complicit.

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Syllabification: fawn·ing

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