Shakespeare was a sycophant, a flunkey if you will, but nothing worse.
People will say he was a vulgar parvenu, a sycophant, a snob—heaven knows what.
The sycophant recognised the arms on the panel and collapsed.
"Then a sycophant he is and will remain," said the Alexandrian with a laugh.
Though, like most of his order, zealous for monarchy, he was no sycophant.