gnathonic

adjective
gna·​thon·​ic | \ (ˈ)nā¦thänik \

Definition of gnathonic

: sycophantic, toadying somewhat of a gnathonic and parasitic soul— Charles Kingsley

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History and Etymology for gnathonic

Latin gnathonicus, from Gnathon-, Gnatho (sycophant in the comedy Eunuchus by Terence †about 159b.c. Roman playwright) + Latin -icus -ic

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“Gnathonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnathonic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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