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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The character or characteristic of a sycophant.
  • n. False accusation; calumniation; talebearing.
  • n. Obsequious flattery; servility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or characteristics of a sycophant; hence, mean tale-bearing; obsequious flattery; servility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fawning obsequiousness

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