Sycophantish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sycophantish Like a sycophant; obsequiously flattering. "Sycophantish satirists that forever humor the prevailing folly."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sycophantish Like a sycophant; parasitical; sycophantic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sycophantish like a sycophant: obsequiously flattering: parasitic
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sykophantēs, usually said to mean one who informed against persons exporting figs from Attica or plundering the sacred fig-trees; but more prob. one who brings figs to light by shaking the tree, hence one who makes rich men yield up their fruit by informations and other vile arts—sykon, a fig, phainein, to show.