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sycophancy (SIK uh fuhn see) (s) (noun), sycophancies (pl)
The characteristics of those who strive to do whatever is possible to please another person; such as, an employer, supervisor, etc.: Monroe often used sycophancy to improve his occupational status with his company.

Whenever Glenda's manager asked for volunteers to work overtime, she would use sycophancy as a method of securing her job; especially, during the time of high unemployment conditions.

The act of trying to please someone by flattering.
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This entry is located in the following units: phant-, phanta-, phas-; -phasic, -phant (page 4) syco- (page 1)
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Flattery or excessive praise which is used to to stroke someone's ego in order to get something that is desired. (1)