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fawn 1

 (fôn)
intr.v. fawned, fawn·ing, fawns
1. To exhibit affection or attempt to please, as a dog does by wagging its tail, whining, or cringing.
2. To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior.

[Middle English faunen, from Old English fagnian, to rejoice, from fagen, fægen, glad.]

fawn′er n.
fawn′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: fawn1, bootlick, kowtow, slaver1, toady, truckle
These verbs mean to seek or gain favor by behaving obsequiously and submissively: fawned on her superior; bootlicked to get a promotion; lawyers kowtowing to a judge; slavered over his rich uncle; toadying to members of the club; nobles truckling to the king.

fawn 2

 (fôn)
n.
1. A young deer, especially one less than a year old.
2. A grayish yellow-brown to moderate reddish brown.

[Middle English, from Old French foun, faon, feon, young animal, from Vulgar Latin *fētō, *fētōn-, from Latin fētus, offspring; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

fawn

(fɔːn)
n
1. (Animals) a young deer of either sex aged under one year
2. (Colours)
a. a light greyish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): a fawn raincoat.
3. (Biology) in fawn (of deer) pregnant
vb
(Biology) (of deer) to bear (young)
[C14: from Old French faon, from Latin fētus offspring; see fetus]
ˈfawnˌlike adj

fawn

(fɔːn)
vb (intr; often foll by on or upon)
1. to seek attention and admiration (from) by cringing and flattering
2. (of animals, esp dogs) to try to please by a show of extreme friendliness and fondness (towards)
[Old English fægnian to be glad, from fægen glad; see fain]
ˈfawner n
ˈfawning adj
ˈfawningly adv
ˈfawningness n

fawn1

(fɔn)

n.
1. a young deer, esp. an unweaned one.
2. a light yellowish brown color.
adj.
3. light yellowish brown.
v.i.
4. (of a doe) to bring forth young.
[1225–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin fētus fetus]
fawn′like`, adj.

fawn2

(fɔn)

v.i.
1. to seek notice or favor by servile behavior; toady: courtiers fawning over the king.
2. (esp. of a dog) to behave affectionately.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fagnian, variant of fægnian to rejoice, make glad]
fawn′er, n.
fawn′ing•ly, adv.

fawn


Past participle: fawned
Gerund: fawning

Imperative
fawn
fawn
Present
I fawn
you fawn
he/she/it fawns
we fawn
you fawn
they fawn
Preterite
I fawned
you fawned
he/she/it fawned
we fawned
you fawned
they fawned
Present Continuous
I am fawning
you are fawning
he/she/it is fawning
we are fawning
you are fawning
they are fawning
Present Perfect
I have fawned
you have fawned
he/she/it has fawned
we have fawned
you have fawned
they have fawned
Past Continuous
I was fawning
you were fawning
he/she/it was fawning
we were fawning
you were fawning
they were fawning
Past Perfect
I had fawned
you had fawned
he/she/it had fawned
we had fawned
you had fawned
they had fawned
Future
I will fawn
you will fawn
he/she/it will fawn
we will fawn
you will fawn
they will fawn
Future Perfect
I will have fawned
you will have fawned
he/she/it will have fawned
we will have fawned
you will have fawned
they will have fawned
Future Continuous
I will be fawning
you will be fawning
he/she/it will be fawning
we will be fawning
you will be fawning
they will be fawning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fawning
you have been fawning
he/she/it has been fawning
we have been fawning
you have been fawning
they have been fawning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fawning
you will have been fawning
he/she/it will have been fawning
we will have been fawning
you will have been fawning
they will have been fawning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fawning
you had been fawning
he/she/it had been fawning
we had been fawning
you had been fawning
they had been fawning
Conditional
I would fawn
you would fawn
he/she/it would fawn
we would fawn
you would fawn
they would fawn
Past Conditional
I would have fawned
you would have fawned
he/she/it would have fawned
we would have fawned
you would have fawned
they would have fawned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fawn - a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color; "she wore dun"
light brown - a brown that is light but unsaturated
2.fawn - a young deerfawn - a young deer        
young mammal - any immature mammal
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Verb1.fawn - show submission or fear
bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
2.fawn - try to gain favor by cringing or flatteringfawn - try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly
court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour - seek favor by fawning or flattery; "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"
3.fawn - have fawnsfawn - have fawns; "deer fawn"    
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"

fawn

1
adjective beige, neutral, buff, yellowish-brown, greyish-brown She put on a light fawn coat. see shades of brown

fawn

2
verb (usually with on or upon or over) ingratiate yourself, court, flatter, pander to, creep, crawl, kneel, cringe, grovel, curry favour, toady, pay court, kowtow, brown-nose (taboo slang), bow and scrape, dance attendance, truckle, kiss ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), be obsequious, be servile, lick (someone's) boots, lick (someone's) arse (taboo slang) People fawn on you when you're famous.

fawn

verb
To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior:
Slang: suck up.
Idioms: curry favor, dance attendance, kiss someone's feet, lick someone's boots.
Translations
بُنّي فاتِحظَبي، غَزال صَغيريَتَزَلَّف، يُنافِقيُظْهِر عاطِفَةً
kolouchlísat sepodlézatsvětle žlutohnědá barvasvětle žlutohnědý
logrelogre forlysebrunrålamsmiske for
imarrellanuoleskellavasa
gulbrúnnhindarkálfursmjaîrasmjaîra fyrir
jauns briedislišķētluncinātiespieglaimotiesrūsgana krāsa
hertenjongkwispelenreebruinversierenvleien
jelonekpłowy
srnčavrtieť chvostom
kalvkid
açık kahverengidalkavukluk yapmakgeyik/karaca yavrusukuyruk sallamakyaltaklanmak

fawn

1 [fɔːn]
A. N
1. (Zool) → cervato m
2. (= colour) → pardo m claro
B. ADJde color pardo claro

fawn

2 [fɔːn] VI to fawn (up)on sb [animal] → hacer carantoñas a algn (fig) [person] → adular or lisonjear a algn

fawn

[ˈfɔːn]
n
(= young deer) → faon m
(= colour) → beige m foncé
adj (also fawn-coloured) → fauve, beige foncé
fawn upon
fawn on, fawn over vt fus (= flatter) → passer de la pommade à, flatter servilement

fawn

1
n
Hirschkalb nt; (of roe deer)Rehkitz nt
(= colour)Beige nt
adj (colour)beige

fawn

2
vi (fig, person) → katzbuckeln (→ on, upon or over vor +dat), → herumscharwenzeln (on, upon or over um)

fawn

1 [fɔːn]
1. n
a. (Zool) → cerbiatto
b. (colour) → marroncino
2. adj (also fawn-coloured) → marroncino/a

fawn

2 [fɔːn] vi to fawn (up)on sb (subj, dog) → fare le feste a qn; (person) (fig) → adulare servilmente qn

fawn1

(foːn) noun
1. a young deer.
2. (also adjective) (of) its colour, a light yellowish brown. a fawn sweater.

fawn2

(foːn) verb
1. (of dogs) to show affection (by wagging the tail, rolling over etc).
2. (with upon) to be too humble or to flatter (someone) in a servile way. The courtiers fawned upon the queen.
References in classic literature ?
She held up her hands, strong, shapely hands, and surveyed them critically, drawing up her fawn sleeves above the wrists.
Notwithstanding the swiftness of their flight, one of the Indians had found an opportunity to strike a straggling fawn with an arrow, and had borne the more preferable fragments of the victim, patiently on his shoulders, to the stopping place.
White rabbits went loping about the place, and occasionally came and sniffed at our shoes and shins; a fawn, with a red ribbon on its neck, walked up and examined us fearlessly; rare breeds of chickens and doves begged for crumbs, and a poor old tailless raven hopped about with a humble, shamefaced mein which said, "Please do not notice my exposure--think how you would feel in my circumstances, and be charitable.
She would go and fawn upon him slavelike--for this would have to be her attitude, of course--and maybe she would find that time had modified him, and that he would be glad to see his long-forgotten old nurse and treat her gently.
A bed supported on massive pillars of mahogany, hung with curtains of deep red damask, stood out like a tabernacle in the centre; the two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery; the carpet was red; the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth; the walls were a soft fawn colour with a blush of pink in it; the wardrobe, the toilet-table, the chairs were of darkly polished old mahogany.
I removed the habit, and there shone forth beneath a grand plaid silk frock, white trousers, and burnished shoes; and, while her eyes sparkled joyfully when the dogs came bounding up to welcome her, she dared hardly touch them lest they should fawn upon her splendid garments.
our journey lies through dell and dingle, Where the blithe fawn trips by its timid mother, Where the broad oak, with intercepting boughs, Chequers the sunbeam in the green-sward alley Up and away
There was something of the fawn in her shy grace and startled eyes.
Are we all jackals, to fawn on this cattle butcher?
Instantly, Stephanie would run to him with the lightness of a fawn.
The greater number, instead of leaves, shoot forth blades of capricious shapes, comprised within a scale of colours pink, carmine, green, olive, fawn, and brown.
86} As hounds crowd round their master when they see him coming from dinner--for they know he will bring them something--even so did these wolves and lions with their great claws fawn upon my men, but the men were terribly frightened at seeing such strange creatures.