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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun fawning obsequiousness

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