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SYCOPHANT

 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 


SYCOPHANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crawler; sycophant; toady; lackey

Hypernyms ("sycophant" is a kind of...):

adulator; flatterer (a person who uses flattery)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sycophant"):

apple polisher; ass-kisser; bootlicker; fawner; groveler; groveller; truckler (someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect)

goody-goody (a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior)


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