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synonyms for sycophant

  • groupie
  • lackey
  • adulator
  • backscratcher
  • backslapper
  • bootlicker
  • doormat
  • fan
  • fawner
  • flatterer
  • flunky
  • groveler
  • hanger-on
  • minion
  • parasite
  • politician
  • puppet
  • slave
  • brownnoser
  • handshaker
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How to use sycophant in a sentence

The same intriguing sycophant who had encouraged the Papist in one fatal error was now encouraging the soldier in another.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Voluerunt sycophant theologi λεοντἡν illam sibi circumdare, ut essent nobis formidabiliores.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT REFORMATION, VOLUME IVJ. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
"Don't go any nearer to them," said the Judge, in the tones of a sycophant.
THE GHOSTS OF THEIR ANCESTORSWEYMER JAY MILLS
Avaunt, thou grand sycophant of the nineteenth century, thou vile usurper of the people's throne!
AIMS AND AIDS FOR GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMENGEORGE SUMNER WEAVER
The sycophant B would come to the magistrate, offer 1600 for the property, and lodge the 1600 with the magistrate.
SPECULATIONS FROM POLITICAL ECONOMYC. B. CLARKE
A certain sycophant, thinking to curry favor with Johnson, took to laughing loud and long at everything he said.
ALL ABOUT COFFEEWILLIAM H. UKERS
The fables of northwest Africa employ the jackal instead of Reynard, whose place the sycophant of the lion not inaptly fills.
MOORISH LITERATUREANONYMOUS
Draco is any bloody fellow; Favonius is any sycophant: but Pope is very different.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. II (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
I was trying to show what good this scoffer and sycophant has done, and to point out the value of the jest.
DISCOURSES OF KEIDANSKYBERNARD G. RICHARDS
Like the sycophant hound and the imploring retriever, they seem to lose all sense of self-respect.
LANDSEERESTELLE M. HURLL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SYCOPHANT

  • ass-kisser
  • bootlicker
  • brownnose
  • fawner
  • flatterer
  • flunky
  • groveler
  • lackey
  • lickspittle
  • sycophant
  • toady
  • truckler
  • yes man
  • yes woman
  • abject
  • adulatory
  • bootlicking
  • bowing
  • compliant
  • cowering
  • crawling
  • cringing
  • flattering
  • humble
  • ingratiating
  • mealy-mouthed
  • obsequious
  • parasitic
  • prostrate
  • scraping
  • servile
  • slavish
  • sniveling
  • spineless
  • submissive
  • subservient
  • sycophant
  • sycophantic
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