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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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SYCOPHANT
However reactionary a sycophant to rich people and slasher of programs for others he might be, he is the governor.
CONSERVATIVES AND ROCK AND ROLL|MICHAEL TOMASKY|JUNE 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST

How can he be honoured when he is a sycophant ducking to the giddy opinion of a reckless public?
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS -- VOL XX -- MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE AND INDEX|VARIOUS

And I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than a sycophant or coward on the streets.
THE DEBS DECISION|SCOTT NEARING

The sycophant and the self-seeker bow before quite other idols than of old.
HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL ESSAYS|WILLIAM EDWARD HARTPOLE LECKY

Like the sycophant hound and the imploring retriever, they seem to lose all sense of self-respect.
LANDSEER|ESTELLE M. HURLL

The incense the sycophant world burned before him became a stench in his nostrils.
OUT OF THE ASHES|ETHEL WATTS MUMFORD
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