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Synonyms for sycophancy
ˈsɪk ə fən si, -ˌfæn-, ˈsaɪ kə-

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sycophancy

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, applause, approbation, approval, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sycophancynoun

    fawning obsequiousness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sycophancynoun

    Synonyms:
    servility, obsequiousness, fawning, gross flattery

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sycophancynoun

    Synonyms:
    obsequiousness, fawning, truckling, servility, sycophantism

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How to use sycophancy in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    With so many fools, it is better their children are not sent to schools and colleges because they will become bigger duffers only upon their graduation and rather they should learn sycophancy and boot-licking from all around to make big money and position in life.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If a netizen especially rich says or shares anything bullshit, the support to such post is often many; but when a simple, ordinary person speaks something really of wisdom and wit, supporters to it is hardly any. Such is the high level of sycophancy, hypocrisy and stupidity of people in our society.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    In the private sector company, 5% of workforce actually work but they have to keep changing workplace to get some salary raise. 90% of employees basically shirk their responsibility with many even snatch the credit of other's duty and they regularly get increment & occasionally promotion. Balance 5% are mentally jerk whose job is only to play office politics & promote sycophancy to make sincere workers’ life miserable and they get big fat remuneration, timely promotion, high perks and can be spotted often enjoying, gossiping, travelling, going places for sight-seeing, fine-dining, wining and partying.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has attained popularity not in reality,but superficially built it merely through media blitz or mass publicity is praised by only those people who have either stupidity deeply rooted in their life or are involved heavily into the activity of sycophancy and hypocrisy.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is an indolent or a peasant can never lead the intelligent or smart people, but only sows seed of sycophancy weed within the organization to merely feed on own materialistic need and fulfill the greed of a few others at the topmost position and everyone can read clearly that s/he does never heed of the good deed of sincere and hard workers.

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