Definition of sycophancy
: obsequious flattery; also : the character or behavior of a sycophant
Recent Examples of sycophancy from the Web
Some of Trump’s media boosters — most notably Sean Hannity — remain totally committed to sycophancy.
The chairman’s power endures amid a culture of sycophancy and clannish distrust of anyone outside his inner circle of party bosses.
But in this instance, the president conveyed his threat through government officials, using the power of his office — and public servants — to extort a display of sycophancy from two cable news hosts.
But in this instance, the president conveyed his threat through government officials, using the power of his office — and public servants — to extort a display of sycophancy from two cable-news hosts.
Instead, the election devolved into mudslinging and sycophancy.
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