What does the word sycophant mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Sycophantic.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A servile flatterer.

Usage examples for sycophant

  1. The times are changing now; the prince is not so easily amused, and the sycophant has accordingly acquired the art of amusing, but there still survive some wonderful monuments of the old school. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  2. She would not be such an article of traffic, such a beast of burden, such a tame, spiritless, long- suffering, sly little sycophant, as she too often is now. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  3. Using Sycophant, they essentially forced a cluster of Unix machines in a computer network to attack the entire Internet en masse. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus