gnathonic

gnathonic

[na-thon-ik]
adjective
sycophantic; fawning.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin gnathōnicus, derivative of Gnathōn- (stem of Gnathō) name of a sycophantic character in the Roman comedy Eunuchus by Terence; see -ic

gnathonically, adverb
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gnathonic (næˈθɒnɪk)
 
adj
literary deceitfully flattering; sycophantic
 
[C17: from Latin gnathōnicus, from Gnathō, such a character in the Eunuchus, Roman comedy by Terence]
 
gna'thonically
 
adv

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