from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. sycophancy, the practice or quality of a toady; fawning, obsequious behavior
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The practice of meanly fawning on another; base sycophancy; servile adulation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The practices of a toady; sycophancy; servile adulation.
Hugh's acquaintance with "carriage-people," the toadyism which is so essential an element of such jealousy, had by this time revived; and when Hugh was proceeding to finish the lesson he had begun, intending it to be his last, she said:
Among them throve the old English feeling of respect for ancient families, which is nowadays called "toadyism" by those whom it baulks of robbery.
Canadians in general loved the Irish duet, but the CBC replayed the clip constantly with commentary that it was symbolic of a humiliating "toadyism" and a sub-ordination of Canada's interests.
Their system of nepotism, toadyism and general groveling and begging works much better.
Remember that Bush also nominated Harriet Miers (his personal lawyer whose nomination in the face of her toadyism and lack of experience became a joke on both sides).
In “Bandhobi,” director Shin Dong-il translates to screen “uncomfortable” issues of illegal immigration, racism and social toadyism through the universal languages of ticklish humor, teenage angst and priceless friendship.
Bragging about it to a group of people in a rather blatant effort to appeal to the Jesus-shouter faction of the Republican Party in Florida when you're running for the Senate against a far-right primary opponent smells of craven toadyism and opportunism, not to mention leaving him wide open for mockery from snarky bloggers.
Dogs and centrist-conservative Democrats in the Senate are â€ "even by today's standards â€" nauseating in their blatant toadyism, and shine the brightest spotlight yet on the Turkish bazaar we call the United States
In my opinion, Newsarama like Wizard magazine suffers from toadyism towards the bigger publishers.
Public opinion is a cesspool of mostly public school-educated statism and toadyism.
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