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fawning (adj) flattering.
When you are fawning you are flattering, that is you praise or pay too much attention to persons to get their favor or something done by them. You are fawning when you try too much to please a person because you want something from them. You cringe when you are fawning.
- Jack's colleagues look down upon him because of his fawning attitude to his boss from whom he expects many favors.
- As soon as the CEO arrived at the branch, he was surrounded by a group of fawning employees who expected a raise in their salaries.