Divisional managers tend to be quite sycophantic and not independent.
Essays full of sycophantic drivel wouldn't have fit the prompt.
All this sycophantic guff reflects widespread ignorance about what the queen has actually done.
The candidate does inspire fervent, sycophantic support from some backers.
The council's first newspaper is as partisan and sycophantic as those it replaced.
Its first newspaper is as partisan and sycophantic as those it replaced.
Every grand château and vintage is represented with sycophantic prices.
Not only are teachers human, they are also able to smell a sycophantic toady a mile away.
British Dictionary definitions for sycophantic
a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toady
C16: from Latin sӯcophanta, from Greek sukophantēs, literally: the person showing a fig, apparently referring to the fig sign used in making an accusation, from sukon fig + phainein to show; sense probably developed from ``accuser'' to ``informer, flatterer''
using flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toadyish; obsequious
1537 (in L. form sycophanta), "informer, talebearer, slanderer," from L. sycophanta, from Gk. sykophantes, originally "one who shows the fig," from sykon "fig" + phanein "to show." "Showing the fig" was a vulgar gesture made by sticking the thumb between two fingers, a display which vaguely resembles a fig, itself symbolic of a cunt (sykon also meant "vulva"). The story goes that prominent politicians in ancient Greece held aloof from such inflammatory gestures, but privately urged their followers to taunt their opponents. The sense of "mean, servile flatterer" is first recorded in Eng. 1575.