What does the word sycophancy mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Sycophantic.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The practises of a sycophant; base flattery; fawning.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Sycophantical.

Usage examples for sycophancy

  1. Actually, they felt, Dale was a great deal more engaged with his audience than many of the imaginative writers whom he affected to despise for their sycophancy. – The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton
  2. The princes were everywhere content with being the vassals of France; they deemed themselves happy to have secured by their humiliation at least a title; they were striving to obtain by base sycophancy additional territories and orders, and betraying their own country and their own people in order to serve the Emperor of France. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach