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gnathonic

[na-thon-ik] /næˈθɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
sycophantic; fawning.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin gnathōnicus, derivative of Gnathōn- (stem of Gnathō) name of a sycophantic character in the Roman comedy Eunuchus by Terence; see -ic
Related forms
gnathonically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gnathonic

gnathonic

/næˈθɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(literary) deceitfully flattering; sycophantic
Derived Forms
gnathonically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin gnathōnicus, from Gnathō, such a character in the Eunuchus, Roman comedy by Terence
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