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 ?
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