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Dictionary entry overview: What does sycophant mean?
• SYCOPHANT (noun)
The noun SYCOPHANT has 1 sense:
1. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
Familiarity information: SYCOPHANT used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
Nouns denoting people
Hypernyms ("sycophant" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sycophant"):
goody-goody (a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior)
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