Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a caressing, cringing, or servile way; with mean flattery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a fawning manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a feigning manner; falsely.

Etymologies

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feigning +‎ -ly

Examples

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  • "Need anything shredded?", said Tom fawningly.

    December 12, 2007