Thursday, 4 February 2016

What is a Sycophant?

TERM OF THE DAYFEBRUARY 3, 2016
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Someone who tries to get what they want, or earn someone's respect, by using flattery on those people who would be able to influence their goals. The term sycophant has a negative connotation, because the person does not attempt to achieve their goals through hard work or sincerity.
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USAGE EXAMPLE
The sycophant paid his manager compliment after compliment, hoping to gain access to an elite social society inner circle.
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