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sycophantic

adjective
 
 
/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.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
sycophant
 
 
/ˈsɪkəfænt/ noun [C]
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