sycophantly

adverb
sy·​co·​phant·​ly | \ ˈsi-kə-fənt-lē also ˈsī- & -ˌfant- How to pronounce sycophantly (audio) \

Definition of sycophantly

: in a sycophantic manner

First Known Use of sycophantly

1672, in the meaning defined above

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