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Wordnet 3.0


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]

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. [1913 Webster] To be cheated and ruined by a sycophantical parasite. --South. [1913 Webster] Sycophantic servants to the King of Spain. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
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