Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The practises of a sycophant; base flattery; fawning.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "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", 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", L. Muhlbach.
  3. If they could be restored they would bring back personal caprice, favoritism, sycophancy, and intrigue. - "What Social Classes Owe to Each Other", William Graham Sumner.