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sycophant

  

      n   a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toady  
     (C16: from Latin sycophanta, from Greek sukophantes, literally: the person showing a fig, apparently referring to the fig sign used in making an accusation, from sukon fig + phainein to show; sense probably developed from ``accuser'' to ``informer, flatterer'')  
   sycophancy             n  
   sycophantic             adj  
  sycophantically      adv  
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sycophantic

  
  
all over (someone)     (informal)   arse-licking     (taboo slang)   bootlicking     (informal)   cringing, fawning, flattering, grovelling, ingratiating, obsequious, parasitical, servile, slavish, slimy, smarmy     (Brit. informal)   timeserving, toadying, unctuous  

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