sycophancy


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syc·o·phan·cy

 (sĭk′ə-fən-sē, sī′kə-)
n. pl. sy·co·phan·cies
The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.

syc•o•phan•cy

(ˈsɪk ə fən si, -ˌfæn-, ˈsaɪ kə-)

n.
1. self-seeking or servile flattery.
2. the character or conduct of a sycophant.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sycophancy - fawning obsequiousness
obsequiousness, servility, subservience - abject or cringing submissiveness

sycophancy

Translations

sycophancy

[ˈsɪkəfənsɪ] Nadulación f, servilismo m

sycophancy

nKriecherei f, → Speichelleckerei f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Cringing and cowardly to the core by nature, Arthur Gride humbled himself in the dust before Ralph Nickleby, and, even when they had not this stake in common, would have licked his shoes and crawled upon the ground before him rather than venture to return him word for word, or retort upon him in any other spirit than one of the most slavish and abject sycophancy.
He bemoaned what he saw as a growing yes- culture thriving on sycophancy and obsequiousness in delivery of public services.
There is no epidural strong enough to numb the pain of the sycophancy we are about to bear.
Whatever I do, I do with conviction, not out of sycophancy.
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Challenging hardliners head-on, President Rohani has called for more academic freedom in Iran's universities, saying restrictions stifle innovation, breed sycophancy and promote the emigration of talent.
I see myself as a citizen not a subject and believe that the monarchy is the hook from which the rotten carcass of our stiing class system hangs, encouraging a sense of entitlement among those near the top and dreadful, forelocktugging sycophancy from those below.
New Delhi: Hitting out at the culture of sycophancy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked BJP MPs to shun the practice of touching his feet and that of other leaders.
The disarray emanates from overblown egos, sycophancy and disgusting subterfuges of power and money hungry officials.
And his sickening sycophancy is, frankly, un-British.
However, instead of showing our dirty habitual sycophancy we should expect that the new Army Chief would deliver according to the professional norms of this institution for the uplift of the institution and by keeping it away from interfering in the civil matters, keeping in view the past history of this country.
had suffered from a culture of sycophancy towards Ollila -- at the helm for 14 years until 2006.