Definition of sycophantic in English:

sycophantic

adjective

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

    ‘a sycophantic interview’
    • ‘He did his best to show enthusiasm for my sycophantic drivel.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A sycophantic business press worshipped at their shrine.’
    • ‘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.’
    obsequious, servile, subservient, deferential, grovelling, toadying, fawning, flattering, ingratiating, cringing, unctuous, oily, slimy, creeping, crawling, truckling, slavish, bowing and scraping, uriah heepish, gushing
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Pronunciation

sycophantic

/ˌsɪkəˈfæn(t)ɪk//ˌsikəˈfan(t)ik/