in a Sentence
Definition of Sycophant
a person who tries to get what they want by excessively praising or complimenting someone in order to make them feel attractive or important
Examples of Sycophant in a sentence
Because she always kisses up to the teacher, Janice is considered the sycophant in first period.
My sister is a shallow sycophant who will flatter anyone for a free designer handbag.
While it helps to be a sycophant if you want to excel in politics, you can also go far simply by being straightforward with people.
The rapper’s assistant was a sycophant who offered his boss compliments at every turn.
Because the sycophant really wanted a good grade in his Social Studies class, he gave his teacher an expensive Christmas present.
Jason felt the only way he could get a promotion at work was to act like a sycophant and become our supervisor’s biggest fan.
Although you are definitely not a sycophant, you do tend to pay a lot of compliments to people in authority.
My greedy brother is a sycophant who will admire anything as long as he gets something for his time.
When he learned his candidate was predicted to lose the election, the sycophant quickly switched his favor to the predicted campaign winner.
Everyone knows a sycophant is nothing but a “yes” man or a “yes” woman.
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