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Meaning of sycophancy

syc•o•phan•cy

Pronunciation: (sik'u-fun-sē, -fan"-, sī'ku-), [key]
— n.
  1. self-seeking or servile flattery.
  2. the character or conduct of a sycophant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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