adverb see sycophantish

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  • Sycophantishly — Sycophantish Syc o*phant ish, a. Like a sycophant; obsequiously flattering. {Syc o*phant ish*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Sycophantish satirists that forever humor the prevailing folly. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sycophantishly — adv. sycophantically, obsequiously, flatteringly, while groveling to obtain favor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sycophantishly — syco·phant·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • sycophantishly — adverb see sycophantish * * * sycˈophantishly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑sycophant …   Useful english dictionary

  • sycophantish — adjective Date: 1794 sycophantic • sycophantishly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sycophant — sycophantic, sycophantical, sycophantish, adj. sycophantically, sycophantishly, adv. sycophantism, n. /sik euh feuhnt, fant , suy keuh /, n. a self seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite. [1530 40; < L sycophanta < Gk sykophántes informer,… …   Universalium

  • soapily — adv. in a soapy manner; flatteringly, sycophantishly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sycophant — [sik′ə fənt, sik′əfant΄] n. [L sycophanta < Gr sykophantēs, informer, lit., maker of the sign of the fig < sykon, fig + phainein, to show: see FANTASY] a person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; parasite; toady… …   English World dictionary

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