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flattering Explained

flattering at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flattering at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj clothes, pictures etc that are flattering make someone look as attractive as they can or make something as good as possible, even if it is not really very good// --That colour is very flattering.//

flattering at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "flattering":
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, honey-mouthed,
honey-tongued, honeyed, 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

flattering at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Flattery): flattering, adulatory, smooth, silver-tongued, oily, unctuous, servile, sycophantic.

flattering at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 making sb look more attractive:
a flattering dress * The photo is not very flattering. * A computer will help you select the most flattering shade of make-up.
2 saying nice things about sb/sth:
flattering remarks
3 making sb feel pleased and special:
I found it flattering that he still recognized me after all these years.

Flattering at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flattering \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.

Flatter \Flat"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flattered}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Flattering}.] [OE. flateren, cf. OD. flatteren; akin
to G. flattern to flutter, Icel. fla?ra to fawn, flatter: cf.
F. flatter. Cf. {Flitter}, {Flutter}, {Flattery}.]
1. To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or
attempt to gratify the self-love or vanity of, esp. by
artful and interested commendation or attentions; to
blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.

When I tell him he hates flatterers, He says he
does, being then most flattered. --Shak.

A man that flattereth his neighbor, spreadeth a net
for his feet. --Prov. xxix.

Others he flattered by asking their advice.

2. To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but
sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.

3. To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of;
as, his portrait flatters him.

flattering at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : tending to reveal or represent favorably [ant: {unflattering}]

flattering at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: enPR » flă'tərĭng, Inter: IPA » /ˈflætərɪŋ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"fl{t@rIN/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-flattering.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good.
    1. : The dress really did not look very flattering on her figure.


      * becoming


      * unbecoming, unflattering


      Inter: trans-top » attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|imarteleva, Inter: t- » fi|mairitteleva
  • German: Inter: t- » de|schmeichelhaft

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|lisonjero, Inter: t- » es|lisonjeador
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|smickrande

    Inter: trans-botto » m


  • Inter: present participle of » flatter


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The action of the verb to flatter.
    1. Instances of flattery.


      * flattery

  • soft sawder

  • Translation: de » flattering
    Translation: et » flattering
    Translation: fr » flattering
    Translation: ko » flattering
    Translation: io » flattering
    Translation: hu » flattering
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    Translation: sv » flattering
    Translation: te » flattering
    Translation: vi » flattering
    Translation: zh » flattering