- adj1. sycophantic, toadyish, toad-eating, flattering, fawning, truckling, ingratiating, timeserving, Sl. bootlicking, Sl. apple-polishing, Sl. brown-nosing; unctuous, oily, buttery, candied, honeymouthed, smooth-talking, smooth-tongued, sweet-talking.2. servile, slavish, obsequious, subservient, Obs., Rare. vernile; submissive, docile, compliant, acquiescent, Uncle Tomish, tractable, mealy-mouthed; prostrate, obeisant, on one's knees; groveling, crawling, creeping, slithering; kowtowing, stooping, bowing and scraping.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.