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3 definitions found
 for sycophantic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sycophantic \Syc`o*phan"tic\, Sycophantical \Syc`o*phan"tic*al\,
     a. [Cf. Gr. ? slanderous.]
     Of or pertaining to a sycophant; characteristic of a
     sycophant; meanly or obsequiously flattering; courting favor
     by mean adulation; parasitic.
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           To be cheated and ruined by a sycophantical parasite.
                                                    --South.
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           Sycophantic servants to the King of Spain. --De
                                                    Quincey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sycophantic
      adj 1: attempting to win favor from influential people by
             flattery [syn: bootlicking, fawning, obsequious,
             sycophantic, toadyish]
      2: attempting to win favor by flattery [syn: bootlicking,
         fawning, sycophantic, toadyish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "sycophantic":
     abject, adulatory, backscratching, beggarly, bland, blandishing,
     blarneying, bootlicking, buttery, cajoling, complimentary,
     courtierly, courtly, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching,
     fair-spoken, fawning, fine-spoken, flattering, footlicking,
     fulsome, groveling, gushing, hangdog, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued,
     honeyed, ingratiating, insincere, insinuating, kowtowing,
     mealymouthed, obeisant, obsequious, oily, oily-tongued,
     on bended knee, parasitic, prostrate, slimy, slobbery, smarmy,
     smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, sniveling, soapy,
     soft-soaping, sponging, timeserving, toadeating, toadying,
     toadyish, truckling, unctuous, wheedling
  
  

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