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Meaning of SYCOPHANTIC

Pronunciation:  `siku'fantik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
 

SYCOPHANTIC is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bootlicking, fawning, insincere, obsequious, toadyish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syc`o*phan"tic\, Sycophantical \Syc`o*phan"tic*al\,
a. [Cf. Gr. ? slanderous.]
Of or pertaining to a sycophant; characteristic of a
sycophant; meanly or obsequiously flattering; courting favor
by mean adulation; parasitic.

      To be cheated and ruined by a sycophantical parasite.
                                               --South.

      Sycophantic servants to the King of Spain. --De
                                               Quincey.

 

 

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