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sycophant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsycophantsyc‧o‧phant /ˈsɪkəfənt/ noun [countable]  formalPERSUADE someone who praises powerful people too much because they want to get something from them – used to show disapproval a dictator surrounded by sycophants
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sycophantMy father was just a blatant sycophant.It takes little effort to imagine how he is treated by sycophants and opportunists.He would not be a fawning sycophant.We have frightened them and made nodding sycophants of them, and now we wish them to fight with style and courage.As a result, at least off the track and in business, he had about him only sycophants.Reese's mistake was to surround himself with sycophants.
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