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sycophantic

adjective uk   /ˌsɪk.əˈfæn.tɪk/ formal disapproving us  
(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.
sycophancy
noun [U] uk   /ˈsɪk.ə.fən.si/ us  
sycophant
noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪk.ə.fænt/ us  
The prime minister is surrounded by sycophants.
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