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Definition of "sycophancy" []

  • The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sycophancy" in a sentence
  • "Having been bitten several times before by this -- warrantless wiretapping and the Miers nomination leap to mind -- you would think that Congress would have learned by now that the Bush administration views them as an annoyance rather than a co-equal partner in governing, and that any behavior by the legislative branch other than complete sycophancy is considered to be treasonous."
  • "But as JWF notes, some comic relief from Milbank’s usual sycophancy is to be found [...]"
  • "I-R-I, NED, MA – You’re sycophancy is required on this thread."