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Meaning of SYCOPHANCY

Pronunciation:  'sikufunsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  fawning obsequiousness
 

SYCOPHANCY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: obsequiousness, servility, subservience

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syc"o*phan*cy\, n. [Cf. L. sycophantia deceit, Gr. ?
false accusation.]
The character or characteristic of a sycophant. Hence:
(a) False accusation; calumniation; talebearing. [Obs.] --Bp.
    Hall.
(b) Obsequious flattery; servility.

          The sycophancy of A.Philips had prejudiced Mr.
          Addison against Pope.                --Bp.
                                               Warburton.

 

 

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