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Meaning of FLATTERY

Pronunciation:  'flaturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  excessive or insincere praise
 

FLATTERY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: adulation, blandishment, blarney, cajolery, coaxing, compliment, palaver, soft soap, sweet talk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flat"ter*y\, n.; pl. {Flatteries}. [OE. flaterie, OF.
flaterie, F. flaterie, fr. flater to flatter, F. flatter; of
uncertain origin. See {Flatter}, v. t.]
The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by
artiful commendation or compliments; adulation; false,
insincere, or excessive praise.

      Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
                                               --Rambler.

      Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
                                               --Burke.

Syn: Adulation; compliment; obsequiousness. See {Adulation}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accolade, adulation, apotheosis, ass-kissing, beguilement, bepraisement, blandishment, blarney, brown-nosing, cajolery, congratulation, deification, eloge, encomium, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excessive praise, glorification, glory, hero worship, homage, hommage, honeyed words, honor, idolatry, idolizing, incense, kudos, laud, laudation, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, oil, overpraise, paean, panegyric, praise, soft, soft soap, sweet talk, tribute, truckling, wheedling
 

 

 

 

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