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Synonyms for bootlicker

someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect

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Tevez hit back by taunting both Ferguson and Neville on the pitch after his two goals clinched City's win and then branded the defender "stupid" and "a bootlicker.
I feel he was a bootlicker when he stood by Ferguson's comments that I wasn't worth that money.
In his first at-length comments in the six weeks since he revealed that he had spoken with Rick Pitino, Dalis said he had no regrets about the way he handled the Pitino talks, blamed the media for making an issue of Lavin's job security and called ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale ``a bootlicker.
People like Angui Diing Diing, a close relative to the governor and a guy known for his notoriety of gossip and backbiting has proven to be a certified bootlicker who will never wink when he is on a mission of tittle-tattle.
They are often called bootlickers, apple-polishers, yes men, crawlers or even parasites.
These are the bootlickers who pander to the whims of Britain and America.
Most Americans are instinctively isolationist, which is why Paul is denounced so hysterically by the hall monitors of acceptable opinion: the belligerent bootlickers of Beltway Conservatism, or the neutered progressives who flee from an unconventional thought like Victorian spinsters from a penis.
She was deeply saddened by the fact that more and more people had become political bootlickers, and at the same time admired people who gave up political privileges for the sake of truth, who are refusing to accept bribes, to lie, to ignore corruption, manipulation and nepotism.
Reparations When we get our reparations It's gonna be a sight to see All the wannabees gon come back home And the bootlickers gonna change their song Mulatto Pride gon dissolution And the Creole tribe gon change their mantra Time to marry dark, marry dark, marry dark now Time to change the plan marry dark now Disappearing into Blaaaackness Lawdy Miss Clawdy
If we were to vote for Czars of Anti-Civilization, drug barons and their narcotrafficking bootlickers would be frontrunners.
Now he's staring his Maker in the face - and the brown-nosers and bootlickers have come out of the woodwork to say what a wonderful chap he is and how he'll always be remembered as a great man and an inspired politician.
Locked in the Kremlin, surrounded by his brutish bootlickers, Stalin might have missed the world of civilized conversation and deep friendship that he and his comrades destroyed.
He committed mistakes, including his allowing bootlickers and sycophants in his Convention People's Party to make a tin god out of him and to tear him away from the ordinary people.