Meaning of “sycophantic” - Learner’s Dictionary

sycophantic

adjective uk us /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 uk us /ˈsɪkəfænt/ noun [ C ]

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