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Definition of sycophancy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sycophancy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪkəfənsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkəfənsi//
 
[uncountable] (formal, disapproving)
 
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behaviour that praises important or powerful people too much and in a way that is not sincere, especially in order to get something from them