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#207454 - 10/01/12 04:16 AM Whats the word??  
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Hi there. Im looking for the word that means "unconditional/unquestioning loyalty/favoritism".

I'v heard this word before.... but i cant remember what it is!... and i cant seem to find it anywhere.

#207455 - 10/01/12 08:36 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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Hi marek.... my suggestion is, SYCOPHANT but some of the others could have a better idea.

#207463 - 10/01/12 02:29 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Candy]  
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welcome Marek


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#207468 - 10/01/12 03:49 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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welcome marek:
Perhaps you are looking for "claquer" - literally someone who is hired to applaud a performance, however bad or good it is. The meaning can easily be widened to include a group of sycophants, toadies, flatterers, etc.


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#207470 - 10/01/12 04:34 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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I just happen to have this file..

minions..

toady
toadeater
tufthunter (Brit.)
snurge (Brit.)
lickspittle
minion
lackey
limberham (fig.)
backslapper
clawback (obs.)
apple-polisher
yes-man
stooge
myrmidon
follower
pushover
bootlicker
brownnoser
groveler
flatterer
kowtower
fawner
flatterer
flunky
groupie(s)
*sycophant
truckler
ass-kisser
arse-licker (Brit.)
suck-up
doormat
doter
fawner
henchman
hanger-on
trencherman
edit:
gnatho
shammes

(groups)
mob
posse
entourage
retainers
retinue
*claque

(adjs)
gnathonic
obsequious (and synonyms)
unctuous
ingratiating

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#207473 - 10/01/12 10:49 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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What a list...most are unflattering terms, I guess its not a good place to be. (unless, as Rhuby word...one got paid for the position).

#207477 - 10/02/12 03:35 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: tsuwm]  
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Y'all keep knocking.

I wish to create (or find) a word that delimits the vile collaboration of professional social in-groups to the abject detriment of the rest of us.
You know, vile people like vile lawyers, vile doctors, and vile Indian chiefs.
Those vile folk have Unions without Unions.

Hmm... maybe some variant of sycophant or claque or mutual masturbation will suffice.


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#207479 - 10/02/12 12:06 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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All the answers seem to have been treating this as a bad thing. This when loyalty is seen as a good thing. Anybody got any positive words for this?

#207480 - 10/02/12 02:06 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Faldage]  
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this too shall pass
but isn't the proffered definition itself shaded a bit negatively - "unconditional/unquestioning loyalty/favoritism" - unless you're a Pollyanna? loyalty may be seen as a good thing, but unconditional or unquestioning, not so much.

even boosters and fans have gotten bad reps!

#207481 - 10/02/12 02:19 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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Not if you have faith in the object of your unquestioning loyalty.

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