Meaning of “sycophantic” - Learner’s Dictionary

sycophantic

adjective us uk /ˌsɪkəʊˈfæntɪk/ formal

Someone who is sycophantic praises people in authority in a way that is not sincere, especially in order to get an advantage for themselves.

sycophant noun [ C ] us uk /ˈsɪkəfænt/

(Definition of “sycophantic” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)