from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hasty, typically servile agreement with another's opinions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Insincere or obsequious assent; hypocritical or pretended concurrence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Insincere, flattering, or obsequious assent; hypocritical or pretended concurrence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of assenting; especially, obsequious assent to the opinion of another; flattery; adulation.
Abject flattery and indiscriminate assentation degrade as much as indiscriminate contradiction and noisy debate disgust.
They enforced the necessity of uniform assentation, in order to lull the Mirabeau party, who were canvassing for a majority to set up D'ORLEANS, to whose interest Mirabeau and his myrmidons were then devoted.
Whose favours, because they be in high authority with their prince, by assentation and flattery they labour to obtain.
I trust, no importunate advocacy or tedious assentation.
There was an air of assentation and reverence in his demeanor, which, perhaps, grew out of the domestic discipline of his spouse, a buxom dame with the heart of a lioness.
Page 67 good people of the town, aware of his pertinacity in this particular, had no mind to make points with him, but, on the contrary, rather corroborated him in his dogmatism by an amiable assentation; so that, it is said, he grew daily more peremptory.
Passively she was about uttering her assentation, when the door of the room was thrown open, and two men entered.
The negroes, like all other dependants, are marked by an abundant spirit of assentation.
The decanter flew across and across the table with wonderful rapidity, and the flow of assertion increased with the captain, and that of assentation with his lieutenant.
Grindlestonians, or Muggletonians, in whom is the perfection of every foul and blasphemous heresy, united with such an universal practice of hypocritical assentation as would deceive their master, even Satan himself.”