sycophant


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one who flatters another excessively

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

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I even reviewed the statements to make sure they understood their choice and each time they voted overwhelmingly that Ann is not a sister but a sybaritic sycophant.
With the cool cat, encounter three nefarious no-gooders, Pug -- the bumbling, burly dog, Louie -- the sniveling sycophant and the Dog Father -- mastermind villain of mayhem, along with 150 wacky and original characters.
I'm talking, of course, about Jeremy's pocketsized sycophant Richard Hammond.
I suppose the idea is that if she takes a few lame snaps of horses frolicking in a field, some sycophant wanting to cash in on the royal connection and knows anything Kate does will attract publicity will give her an exhibition or sell them for her at vastly inflated prices.
McMaster paints a devastating portrait of Robert McNamara as a sycophant resolved to give only the advice he knew LBJ wanted to hear, even though he was aware the strategy would ultimately fail.
He dismissed Ed Llewellyn, the Prime Minister's chief of staff, as a "classic third-rate suck-up-kickdown sycophant presiding over a shambolic court".
IN an effort to get even further up his backside, the sycophant executives at Gillette have given David Beckham a diamond-encrusted razor worth pounds 25,000.
If the grovelling Parky, who in the presence of the Beckhams behaves like a fawning sycophant, challenges them in the same way he challenged Posh about her fake balloon boobs then be prepared for the kind of PR whitewash we have come to expect from the manipulative Posh.
Still, at least we can finally work out who's who in Tory Sycophant and Dec.
He quotes me as saying I had nothing better to do than taking drugs and being a sycophant," she said.
This is the man who had the loathsome Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen as his star guest last week and who these days appears to be a celebrity sycophant rather than the hard-hitting interviewer he once was.
The age-old practice of some highly- paid obsequious sycophant, with one eye on the honours list, naming it after a dysfunctional royal, is now out- dated.
Where was he, his fellow cronies and sycophant ``Welsh'' people when successive Tory Welsh Secretaries returned millions uponmillions of pounds to London?
The last thing on his mind is the appalling state that this country is in due to him and his sycophant cabinet who are all feathering their nests as quickly as they can to ensure they retire with large pensions.
And if this most recent splurging of megabucks strikes a chord of dubious distinction somewhere in the back of your mind, no matter; for with a staunch sycophant such as Stacy Palmer gushing bromides like ``This really reinforces their role and importance,'' how can anyone but feel the urge to genuflect before such greatness?