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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: sycophant(0.01335 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
n : a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a
personal advantage [syn: toady, crawler, lackey]
English → English (gcide)
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.
1. An informer; a talebearer. [Obs.] “Accusing sycophants,
of all men, did best sort to his nature.” --Sir P.
2. A base parasite; a mean or servile flatterer; especially,
a flatterer of princes and great men.
A sycophant will everything admire:
Each verse, each sentence, sets his soul on fire.
Sycophant \Syc"o*phant\, v. t. [CF. L. sycophantari to deceive,
to trick, Gr. ?.]
1. To inform against; hence, to calumniate. [Obs.]
Sycophanting and misnaming the work of his
2. To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously.
Sycophant \Syc"o*phant\, v. i.
To play the sycophant.