January 14th, 2020

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Tuesday word: Sycophant

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

Sycophant (noun)
syc·o·phant [sik-uh-fuhnt, -fant, sahy-kuh-]


noun
1. a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.

OTHER WORDS FROM SYCOPHANT
syc·o·phan·tic, syc·o·phan·ti·cal, syc·o·phant·ish, adjective
syc·o·phan·ti·cal·ly, syc·o·phant·ish·ly, adverb
syc·o·phant·ism, noun

WORDS RELATED TO SYCOPHANT
groupie, lackey, adulator, politician, puppet, minion, slave, parasite, fan, flatterer, flunky, hanger-on, doormat, backscratcher, bootlicker, groveler, handshaker

Synonyms
SEE SYNONYMS FOR sycophant ON THESAURUS.COM
toady, yes man, flunky, fawner, flatterer.

Origin: 1530–40; < Latin sy¯cophanta < Greek sy¯kophántes informer, equivalent to syko ( n ) fig + phan- (stem of phaínein to show) + -tes agentive suffix

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