Synonyms for sycophancy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : sik-uh-fuh n-see, -fan-, sahy-kuh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɪk ə fən si, -ˌfæn-, ˈsaɪ kə-

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Définition of sycophancy

Origin :
  • 1620s, from Latin sycophantia, from Greek sykophantia, from sykophantes (see sycophant).
  • As in praise : noun congratulations; adoration
  • As in blandishment : noun flattery
  • As in laudation : noun praise
  • As in magnification : noun praise
  • As in adulation : noun overenthusiastic praise
  • As in flattery : noun false praise, compliments
Example sentences :
  • There was no sycophancy on the part of the young man, no patronage on that of the employer.
  • Extract from : « Macaria » by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  • Much of this sycophancy is due to the poverty of the educated classes.
  • Extract from : « Face to Face with Kaiserism » by James W. Gerard
  • Sycophancy was as acceptable as real regard, since each catered to his vanity.
  • Extract from : « The Lady Doc » by Caroline Lockhart
  • The President, however, was growing weary of his own sycophancy.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 » by John Lothrop Motley
  • The whole teaching profession is honeycombed with sycophancy.
  • Extract from : « Meccania » by Owen Gregory
  • His mother, Livia Augusta, was the object of a like sycophancy.
  • Extract from : « The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. » by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • He knew that the malice was as shallow as the good will; and the alternatives were resentment, sycophancy, or a little subtlety.
  • Extract from : « Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2) » by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
  • They were taunted with sycophancy to England, and a craving after English distinctions and aristocratic preeminence.
  • Extract from : « The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2 » by J. T. Headley.
  • His caustic audacity salted his sycophancy and made him a man apart from the herd of flatterers.
  • Extract from : « The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2) » by Benjamin Ellis Martin
  • Her contempt of sycophancy, and bold independence led her constantly into trouble.
  • Extract from : « Amaryllis at the Fair » by Richard Jefferies

Antonyms for sycophancy

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