Sycophantical
Sycophantic Syc`o*phan"tic, Sycophantical Syc`o*phan"tic*al, a. [Cf. Gr. ? slanderous.] Of or pertaining to a sycophant; characteristic of a sycophant; meanly or obsequiously flattering; courting favor by mean adulation; parasitic. [1913 Webster]

To be cheated and ruined by a sycophantical parasite. --South. [1913 Webster]

Sycophantic servants to the King of Spain. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


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