Flunkeyism - definition of flunkeyism by The Free Dictionary
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1. the state of being a flunkey or servant
2. the behaviour or a trait characteristic of a flunkey
1. the quality or state of being a servant or toady.See also: Behavior
2. behavior typical of flunkyism. — flunky, flunkey, n.
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As is well known from the history of politics, such a top-down method of managing politics invites only flunkeyism
, nothing else.
After all, the former smacks of flunkeyism
, the latter sentimental adulation.
Melville, of course, had recognized our fiery hunt for the white whale as the great principle of light(39) when he demanded that we "away with this leaven of literary flunkeyism
towards England" and that we call our authors "Americans" and have done.