HyperDic: sycophant

English > 1 sense of the word sycophant:
NOUNperson sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey, ass-kissera person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
English > sycophant: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.
Synonymstoady, crawler, lackey, ass-kisser
Narrowerapple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveller, groveler, trucklersomeone who humbles himself as a sign of respect
goody-goodyA person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior
Broaderflatterer, adulatorA person who uses flattery
Spanishadulador, adulón, candongo, cepillero, cobista, lameculos, lavacaras, pelota, pelotero, quitamotas, quitapelillos, sicofanta, sicofante
Catalanensabonador, llepacrestes, pilota, raspallador, sicofanta
Adjectivessycophanticattempting to win favor / favor / favor from influential people by flattery
sycophanticattempting to win favor by flattery
Nounssycophancyfawning obsequiousness

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