Toadyism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toadyism The practice of meanly fawning on another; base sycophancy; servile adulation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toadyism The practices of a toady; sycophancy; servile adulation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toadyism the practice of a toady
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tádige, tádie, a toad.

Usage

In literature:

She must be sickened with toadyism, and I could see she found my way a refreshing contrast.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing
Janetta's unselfish admiration for her friend was as simple as it was true, and it was never alloyed by envy or toadyism.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
He always hated affectation and toadyism and liked sincerity and simplicity.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Mere contempt for toadyism and flunkeyism was not at all times the prevailing motive with him which he supposed it to be.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
At Government House she was not a frequent visitor, the foppery and toadyism there were revolting to her.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
Even mild toadyism did not much please this American girl.
"Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross" by Alice B. Emerson
Nor do I say this from any toadyism, nor yet from the gratitude which I must feel for her kindly favour toward myself.
"Ladies on Horseback" by Nannie Lambert
One of the most pitiful cases of toadyism known to me was witnessed that very day in the foot-ball field.
"A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches" by J. M. Barrie
I do not agree with the implications of toadyism against "Bozzy".
"The Lure of Old London" by Sophie Cole
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