Definition of "sycophantic" [syc•o•phan•tic]

  • (adjective) given to obsequious flattery.

Use "sycophantic" in a sentence

  • "Actually, the corporate media were sycophantic from the beginning, then, like now, stenographers to power, often irrelevant, mocking and diversionary with occasional luminous points of brilliance."
  • "Cambria‚Äôs publisher said today: This is the typical sort of impudent response from a breed of London-centric politicians who fall over themselves in sycophantic frenzy to kow-tow to the British establishment whenever and wherever possible."
  • "According to Dershowitz, Lifton and Siegman were "sycophantic" in their Warsaw meeting with Glemp, thereby giving the cardinal a reason not to apologize for controversial remarks made four months earlier."

Words like "sycophantic"

SUBSCRIBE TO WORD OF THE DAY