– A person who flatters another in order to get ahead.
Usage example: having surrounded himself with fawners who gave him only good news, the governor had no idea of the true state of affairs
are semantically related in sycophant
topic. In some cases you can use "Hanger-on" instead a noun
"Fawner", when it comes to topics like person who caters to another.
Nearby Words: fawning