Definition of Sycophant:
Someone who tries to get what they want, or earn someones respect, by using flattery on those people who would be able to influence their goals. The term sycophant has a negative connotation, because the person does not attempt to achieve their goals through hard work or sincerity.
A person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
Synonyms of Sycophant
Adherent, Adulator, Apple-polisher, Ass-licker, Backscratcher, Backslapper, Blarneyer, Bootlick, Bootlicker, Bootlicking, Brown-nose, Brownie, Cajoler, Clawback, Courtier, Cowering, Creature, Cringer, Cringing, Disciple, Dummy, Dupe, Fawner, Figurehead, Flatterer, Flunky, Follower, Footlicker, Gillie, Goon, Gopher, Groveler, Groveling, Handshaker, Hanger-on, Helot, Henchman, Instrument, Jackal, Kowtower, Kowtowing, Lackey, Led captain, Lickspit, Lickspittle, Man, Mealymouth, Minion, Myrmidon, Parasitic, Peon, Puppet, Reptile, Satellite, Self-seeker, Serf, Slave, Snob, Spaniel, Stooge, Suck, Thug, Timeserver, Toad, Toadeater, Toady, Toadying, Toadyish, Tool, Truckler, Truckling, Tufthunter, Votary, Wheedler, Yes-man, Toady, Creep, Crawler, Fawner, Flatterer, Flunkey, Truckler, Groveller, Doormat, Lickspittle, Kowtower, Obsequious person, Minion, Hanger-on, Leech, Puppet, Spaniel, Uriah Heep
How to use Sycophant in a sentence?
- The ego of the modern male has become so inflated that they have lost the ability to determine who is, or is not, a sycophant .
- The sycophant paid his manager compliment after compliment, hoping to gain access to an elite social society inner circle.
- Joe is such a sycophant with all his flattery while the boss is around and all his sitting around and doing nothing the rest of the time.
- An assortment of hatchet men, opportunists and sycophants gained access to the levers of power.
Meaning of Sycophant & Sycophant Definition