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sycophantic

adjective     /ˌsɪk.əˈfæn.tɪk/ formal disapproving
(of a person or of behaviour) praising people in authority in a way that is not sincere, usually in order to get some advantage from them: There was sycophantic laughter from the audience at every one of his terrible jokes.Praising insincerely or too eagerly sycophancy     /ˈsɪk.ə.fən.si/ noun [U] sycophant     /ˈsɪk.ə.fænt/ noun [C] The prime minister is surrounded by sycophants.Praising insincerely or too eagerlyUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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