Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Sycophantic'
adj : attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
[syn: bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, toadyish]
- Sycophantic \Syc`o*phan"tic\, Sycophantical \Syc`o*phan"tic*al\,
a. [Cf. Gr. ? slanderous.]
Of or pertaining to a sycophant; characteristic of a
sycophant; meanly or obsequiously flattering; courting favor
by mean adulation; parasitic.
To be cheated and ruined by a sycophantical parasite.
Sycophantic servants to the King of Spain. --De
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sycophantic'
Alternative phrases are often used such as:
The Greek for sycophant is συκοφάντης (sykophántēs). It suggests someone who brings all kinds of charges and proves none, according to a client of Demosthenes. In this context, the word entails false accusation, malicious prosecution, and abuse of legal process for mischievous or fraudulent purposes.
In ancient Greece the word was the Athenian counterpart of the Roman delator, a public informer. In modern Greek the term has retained its ancient classical meaning, and is still used to describe a slanderer or a calumniator.[See more about Sycophantic at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- Chongryon Officials Flay S. Korean Chief Executive's Trip to U.S.
Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- Officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) made public statements on May 16 condemning the south Korean chief executive's sycophantic and country-selling trip to the U.S. Read more on this news related to 'Sycophantic'