Sycophancy is defined as the overly fawning behavior of a suck-up.
When a kid sits in the front row, answers every question and always brings the teacher an apple every day, this behavior is an example of sycophancy.
the behavior or character, or an act, of a sycophant; servile flattery
Origin of sycophancyClassical Latin sycophantia ; from Classical Greek sykophantia
The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.
- The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.