Definition of Truckling

1. Noun. The act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons).

Generic synonyms: Obedience, Obeisance
Derivative terms: Truckle



Definition of Truckling

1. Adjective. Apt to truckle, often fawning, obsequious, ingratiating. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of truckle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Truckling

1. truckle [v] - See also: truckle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Truckling

truckings
truckish
truckle
truckle bed
truckle beds
truckled
truckler
trucklers
truckles
truckless
trucklet
trucklets
trucklike
truckline
trucklines
truckling (current term)
truckload
truckloads
truckmaker
truckmakers
truckmaking
truckman
truckmaster
truckmasters
truckmen
trucks
truckway
truckways
trucky
truckyard

Literary usage of Truckling

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1. Down South, Or, An Englishman's Experience at the Seat of the American War by Samuel Phillips Day (1862)
"... of Union Patriots—" The Almighty Dollar"—Skirmish near Lewinsville—Insubordination in Camp — " Bar-room Braves" — Madame Tochman — A truckling Press. ..."

2. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"... to be followed (as they supposed) by either his majesty's truckling to the parliament, or else using violence for money, would soon bring it under: and ..."

3. Observations on the Speech of the Hon. John Randolph, Representative for the by James Stephen (1806)
"... have not precluded the thought of thus truckling to the invaders of our maritime rights, then indeed it is high time for every ..."

4. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1856)
"motion to arraign Baron Smith (which in their mean, truckling spirit they supported), they were left ..."

5. Niphon and Pe-che-li; or, Two years in Japan and northern China by Edward Barrington De Fonblanque (1862)
"... in the world they have more to gain by a manly and independent attitude than by truckling to prejudices or submitting to insolent pretensions. ..."

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