: sycophantic, toadying
somewhat of a gnathonic and parasitic soulCharles Kingsley

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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