Sycophant 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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