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Sycophancy

Syc´o`phan`cy
n.1.The character or characteristic of a sycophant.
2.False accusation; calumniation; talebearing.
3.Obsequious flattery; servility.
The sycophancy of A.Philips had prejudiced Mr. Addison against Pope.
- Bp. Warburton.
Noun1.sycophancy - fawning obsequiousness
adulation, apple-polishing, ass-kissing, backbiting, backscratching, backstabbing, belittlement, blandishment, blarney, bootlicking, brown-nosing, bunkum, cajolement, cajolery, calumny, compliment, cringing, defamation, depreciation, disparagement, eyewash, fair words, fawnery, fawning, flattery, flunkyism, footlicking, grease, groveling, handshaking, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, incense, ingratiation, insinuation, mealymouthedness, obeisance, obsequiousness, oil, palaver, parasitism, praise, pretty lies, prostration, scandal, slander, soap, soft soap, sponging, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyism, truckling, tufthunting, wheedling
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