Definition of sycophantic in English:

sycophantic

adjective

  • Behaving or done in an obsequious way in order to gain advantage:

    ‘a sycophantic interview’
    • ‘I not only love movies, I'm also fascinated with the larger star-making machine that is Hollywood and the sycophantic press that supports it.’
    • ‘I suppose there was the inevitable, uncharitable flicker of hostility towards a woman who could, in this day and age, devote herself with such sycophantic subservience to men.’
    • ‘I guess some people thought I was a creep, offering sycophantic praise of someone who happens to be my boss.’
    • ‘He did his best to show enthusiasm for my sycophantic drivel.’
    • ‘A sycophantic business press worshipped at their shrine.’
    obsequious, servile, subservient, deferential, grovelling, toadying, fawning, flattering, ingratiating, cringing, unctuous, oily, slimy, creeping, crawling, truckling, slavish, bowing and scraping, uriah heepish, gushing
    bootlicking, smarmy
    arse-licking, arse-kissing, brown-nosing
    suckholing
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Pronunciation:

sycophantic

/ˌsɪkəˈfantɪk/