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Meaning of FLATTERING

Pronunciation:  fl'aturing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  tending to reveal or represent favorably
 

FLATTERING is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: adulatory, becoming, complimentary, ingratiating, ingratiatory
 
 Antonyms: unflattering
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flat"ter*ing\, a.
That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a
flattering speech.

      Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. --Shak.

      A flattering painter, who made it his care, To draw men
      as they ought be, not as they are.       --Goldsmith.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abject, acclamatory, admiring, adulatory, appreciative, approbatory, backscratching, becoming, beggarly, bland, blandishing, blarneying, bootlicking, buttery, cajoling, commendatory, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, encomiastic, enhancing, eulogistic, fair-spoken, fawning, fine-spoken, footlicking, fulsome, gratifying, groveling, gushing, hangdog, honeyed, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, ingratiating, insincere, insinuating, kind, laudatory, mealymouthed, obeisant, obsequious, oily, oily-tongued, on bended knee, panegyric, parasitic, prostrate, regardful, respectful, slimy, slobbery, smarmy, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, sniveling, soapy, soft-soaping, sponging, sugary, sycophantic, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyish, truckling, unctuous, wheedling
 

 

 

 

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