how to pronounce sycophant


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sycophant is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of sycophant


  1. One who seeks to gain through the powerful and influential.
  2. An informer; a talebearer.
  3. One who uses obsequious compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another; a servile flatterer.


  1. To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously.
  2. To inform against; hence, to calumniate.

sycophant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sycophant occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sycophant can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sycophant can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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