sycophantic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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sycophanticadjective

uk   us   /ˌsɪk.əˈfæn.tɪk/ formal disapproving
(of a ​person or of ​behaviour) ​praisingpeople 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 ​terriblejokes.
sycophancy
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsɪk.ə.fən.si/
sycophant
noun [C] uk   us   /ˈsɪk.ə.fænt/
The ​primeminister is ​surrounded by sycophants.
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