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Definition of "toadyism" [toad•y•ism]

  • Sycophancy, the practice or quality of a toady; fawning, obsequious behavior (noun)

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Use "toadyism" in a sentence
  • "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."