1. 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.

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  • adulatory — adjective see adulation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adulatory — See adulator. * * * …   Universalium

  • adulatory — adjective In the manner of adulation; overly flattering …   Wiktionary

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  • adulatory — a. Flattering, smooth, oily, full of compliments, servile in compliment, fawning, cringing, obsequious, unctuous, sycophantic, sycophantish, parasitic, blandishing, cajoling …   New dictionary of synonyms

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