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Related to toadyish: Toadyism, betrayal, obsequiously
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Adj.1.toadyish - attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
2.toadyish - attempting to win favor by flattery
servile - submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"
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It's a commercial organisation that has gone out of its way to find out information about me and has chosen to feed it back in a way that is crass and, unlike the newspaper example, simply feels inappropriate and toadyish.
Salvetti argues that, in keeping with Rosello's Nicodemite identity, his work can be read on a hidden level: not just as a toadyish tribute to Archduke Cosimo and a brief for counter-reform, but also an exhortation to marginalized, persecuted Nicodemites across Italy.