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Sycophant vs. Abydocomist

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Sycophantnoun

One who uses obsequious compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another; a servile flatterer.

Abydocomistnoun

(obsolete) A liar or sycophant who boasts of his falsehood.

Sycophantnoun

One who seeks to gain through the powerful and influential.

Sycophantnoun

(obsolete) An informer; a talebearer.

Sycophantverb

(transitive) To inform against; hence, to calumniate.

Sycophantverb

(transitive) To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously.

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Sycophantnoun

An informer; a talebearer.

Sycophantnoun

A base parasite; a mean or servile flatterer; especially, a flatterer of princes and great men.

‘A sycophant will everything admire:Each verse, each sentence, sets his soul on fire.’;

Sycophantverb

To inform against; hence, to calumniate.

‘Sycophanting and misnaming the work of his adversary.’;

Sycophantverb

To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously.

Sycophantverb

To play the sycophant.

Sycophantnoun

a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

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