Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A servile flatterer.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Suelette Dreyfus.