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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: sycophant (0.01335 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to sycophant.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: sycophant sycophant n : a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage [syn: toady, crawler, lackey]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Sycophant Sycophant \Syc"o*phant\, n. [L. sycophanta a slanderer, deceiver, parasite, Gr. ? a false accuser, false adviser, literally, a fig shower; ? a fig + ? to show: cf. F. sycophante. The reason for the name is not certainly known. See Phenomenon.] 1. An informer; a talebearer. [Obs.] “Accusing sycophants, of all men, did best sort to his nature.” --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. A base parasite; a mean or servile flatterer; especially, a flatterer of princes and great men. [1913 Webster] A sycophant will everything admire: Each verse, each sentence, sets his soul on fire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Sycophant \Syc"o*phant\, v. t. [CF. L. sycophantari to deceive, to trick, Gr. ?.] 1. To inform against; hence, to calumniate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sycophanting and misnaming the work of his adversary. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously. [1913 Webster] Sycophant \Syc"o*phant\, v. i. To play the sycophant. [1913 Webster]

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