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sycophantic
  • s  attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  • s  attempting to win favor by flattery
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syllabic
  • a  of or relating to syllables
    syllabic accent
    syllabic characters each represent a syllable
  • a  consisting of or using a syllabary
    eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing
  • a  (of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities
  • a  consisting of a syllable or syllables
  • a  (of speech sounds) forming the nucleus of a syllable
    the syllabic 'nl' in 'riddle'
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syllogistic
  • a  of or relating to or consisting of syllogism
    syllogistic reasoning
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sylvan
  • n  a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods
  • s  relating to or characteristic of wooded regions
    a shady sylvan glade
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symbiotic
  • s  used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each
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symbolic
  • a  relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols
    symbolic logic
    symbolic operations
    symbolic thinking
  • s  serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
    the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish
  • a  using symbolism
    symbolic art
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symbolical
  • a  relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols
  • s  serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
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symmetric
  • a  having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
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symmetrical
  • a  having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
  • s  exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
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sympathetic
  • a  of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
    sympathetic neurons
    sympathetic stimulation
  • a  expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
    sympathetic to the students' cause
    a sympathetic observer
    a sympathetic gesture
  • s  showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    sympathetic words
  • a  (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    the sympathetic characters in the play
  • s  having similar disposition and tastes
    with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion
  • s  relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
    sympathetic vibration
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sympathomimetic
  • a  relating to epinephrine (its release or action)
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sympatric
  • a  (of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas
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sympetalous
  • s  having a corolla composed of partially or wholly fused petals forming a corolla shaped like a tube or funnel
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symphonic
  • a  relating to or characteristic or suggestive of a symphony
    symphonic choir
  • s  harmonious in sound
    the symphonic hum of a million insects
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symptomatic
  • s  characteristic or indicative of a disease
    a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever
    symptomatic of insanity
    a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown
  • a  relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms
    symptomatic relief
    symptomatic treatment
    a symptomatic classification of diseases
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synaesthetic
  • a  relating to or experiencing synesthesia; involving more than one sense
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