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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Is it sycophancy, because there is no dearth of talent in the party.
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When deciding what those might be, our Government needs accurate information not flattering, but false, sycophancy.
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But enough now please of the sycophancy which is as palatable as anything Baby Sussex has produced in his nappy.
The team, Kajwang said, has visited several counties and realised that a majority of the leaders have put sycophancy and succession politics ahead of services.
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The unquestioned supremacy of the party leader in our context, and his power to make or break careers, breeds a dubious servility and misplaced sycophancy even among senior sub-leaders, making it easier to manipulate them into toeing a harmful political line, simply to serve personal ends.