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Synonyms for bootlicker

someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect

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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.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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!
The children of Russia's Romani intelligentsia were raised to regard nomadic Gypsies as dirty and less civilized, and they knew that the nomads, beggars, and seers who crowded Moscow's train stations regarded them, the choir Gypsies, as "bootlickers." (14)
In recent years, Castro has called Latin American presidents "bootlickers" and "Judases" for their Geneva votes.
They might even be sycophants--footkissers, footlickers or bootlickers. They might wait on us hand and foot and remain underfoot-until they discover we have feet of clay.
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.
Although I knew that the New York Post had labeled Joe Conason one of "Hillary Clinton's bootlickers," I agreed to do an interview with him.
They would rather be surrounded by bootlickers than be surrounded by frank and honest advisers.
He said, a few bootlickers for some personal gains are involved in shedding Baloch blood.
These are leaders who thrived as bootlickers of the dictator, amassing great personal wealth at the expense of a national economy that was run to the ground.
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.
Granma called those governments "bootlickers" and "Judases."
The crux of it all is that larger percentage of the money was given to the rapacious bootlickers, hangers-on and hawks.