sy·​co·​phant·​ish ˌsi-kə-ˈfan-tish How to pronounce sycophantish (audio)
 also  ˌsī-
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a sycophant : sycophantic
… her sycophantish enthusiasm has put her on the company fast track.Micah Mertes
… a city that pays sycophantish homage to those with power and position.Miranda Spivack
sycophantishly adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sycophantish was in 1689

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Cite this Entry

“Sycophantish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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