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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who flatters others for his own personal gain.

Usage examples (37)
  • The billionaire refused to be surrounded by sycophants.
  • You either have a very peculiar understanding of the word sycophant, or very little familiarity with my posting record...
  • Unless the fleet is looking for a new sycophant, that is ...
  • Someone in Denver, who doesn't like Democrats, can spell "sycophant". for more
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1963 National Spelling Bee.
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