I never act like a sycophant. I always tell the truth when I give a compliment.
A person who gives false compliments to in order to get something. False flatterer.
He was not a sycophant in any sense of the word, but a shrewd, cold business man, far shrewder than his brother gave him credit for.
syco . phant
syco (reminds of) = sicko or unhealthy
phant (reminds of) pant or heavy breathing
© 2011 NewWordADay