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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Attempting to win favor by flattery; Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.

Usage examples (31)
  • Hope this explains it in a "sycophantic" but simple way.
  • To achieve this, the MPs must be liberated from their "sycophantic" responsibility to their political parties and "party bosses".
  • Now, it's possible that I live in some kind of sycophantic bubble where bad news never reaches me, in which case, I ask you to educate me.
  • Crist is being absolutely sycophantic toward Obama and Company. for more
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