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Synonyms for flunkey

a male servant (especially a footman)


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a person of unquestioning obedience

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CDATA[ 'Enlightened' rabbis, High Court justices, research institutes, respected politicians and of course, Shimon Peres, oyyy, Shimon Peres a and all those who dream to be like them, all the flunkeys and yes-men a have bewitched us.
And it surely misses the only question any interviewer would care to ask: Why would a wet waste of space, who has lived his life surrounded by teams of flunkeys, as far away from reality as a human being could be, who has never done a proper job and whose words have as much impact as a trump in a hurricane, be worthy of interviewing in the first place?
I've spoken to Sally Bercow a few times in the last couple years and she, like everyone else who knows her husband, is aware that not only has the Speaker's job given him an inflated sense of his own importance, it's turned him into an arrogant, conceited prig of a man who likes to be tended to by flunkeys and imagines what he does equates to who he is.
Tell them to decommision their army of aides and flunkeys.
Sharing in his apparent euphoria, as if he has passed all the tests to prove himself a reliable statesman -- which is not the same thing as a victorious politician -- his flunkeys are now busy doing everything but convincing.
Royal accounts have revealed that business class seats were booked for seven flunkeys and the newlyweds.
Flunkeys bowed him in and he stood on the marble drawing off his gloves and looking round, playing the part.
Hugh channelled Trainspotting's Renton as he begged for just one more meaty hit before tossing the sandwich to two of his flunkeys.
Then Gary Neville spoke out about players who lose touch with reality and employ flunkeys to buy fridges for them.
The men arrived surrounded by a close-knit team of flunkeys, clutching pages of statistics and rent-a-quotes," she complained.
A leader who sports a toothbrush moustache, he has perpetrated atrocities against his opponents, evicted White farmers from the lands they were farming and providing the economy funds and has grabbed their lands for himself and his flunkeys and pets.
A young Queen Victoria popped in to buy some shoes before she had royal flunkeys to do the shopping for her.
That's why it annoys me when jobs worths and civil service flunkeys go about trying to dampen down our childlike sense of anticipation.
Far be it from me to treat with disdain the arguments of a Government minister who sits in his ivory tower, surrounded by flunkeys protecting him from the real world, where he's got used to the idea that the population only needs to be told what to do, then "everything will be all right, won't it?
A professor of philosophy at the University of Bucharest and director of a successful Romanian publishing house, Liiceanu is also the author of such titles as The Tragic: A Phenomenology of the Limit and of the Limit Crossed, Appeal to Flunkeys, A Declaration of Love, and The Feud with Philosophy, and he has published translations from Plato, Aristotelian commentators, Heidegger, and Schelling.