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Unctuous vs. Sycophant

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Unctuousadjective

(of a liquid or substance) Oily or greasy.

Sycophantnoun

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

Unctuousadjective

(of a wine, coffee, sauce, gravy etc.) Rich, lush, intense, with layers of concentrated, soft, velvety flavor.

Sycophantnoun

One who seeks to gain through the powerful and influential.

Unctuousadjective

Profusely polite, especially unpleasantly so and insincerely earnest.

Sycophantnoun

(obsolete) An informer; a talebearer.

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Unctuousadjective

Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.

Sycophantverb

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

Unctuousadjective

Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.

Sycophantverb

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

Unctuousadjective

Bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid.

Sycophantnoun

An informer; a talebearer.

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Unctuousadjective

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech;

‘buttery praise’; ‘gave him a fulsome introduction’; ‘an oily sycophantic press agent’; ‘oleaginous hypocrisy’; ‘smarmy self-importance’; ‘the unctuous Uriah Heep’;

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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