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flattery Explained

flattery at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

n [U]
1 praise that you do not really mean:
2 flattery will get you nowhere/everywhere: used humorously when someone has praised you and you want to say that you will help them or not help them//

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

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "flattery":
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

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

[N] (Flattery): flattery, adulation, blandishment, cajolery, fawning, wheedling, coquetry, obsequiousness, sycophancy.

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

[U] praise that is not sincere, especially in order to obtain sth from sb:
You're too intelligent to fall for his flattery.
flattery will get you everywhere / nowhere (spoken, humorous) praise that is not sincere will/will not get you what you want

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

Flattery \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.

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.

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

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

n : excessive or insincere praise

flattery at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » flatteries|-
  • Inter: uncountabl » e Excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour.
    1. Inter: countabl » e An instance of excessive praise.


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      * flatter

  • flattered
  • flattering


    Inter: trans-top » excessive praise
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|ласкателство|n|sc=Cyrl
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|lichocení|n, Inter: t- » cs|pochlebování|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|vleierij|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schmeichelei|f, Inter: t- » de|Schöntuerei|f, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t+ » de|Schmus|m
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|salamelecchi|p
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|meilikavimas|m
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|pochlebstwo|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|lisonja|f, Inter: t+ » pt|bajulação|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|adulación|f, Inter: t+ » es|zalamería|f
    • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|gris
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|flät

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » instant of excessive praise
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|lichotka|f
    • German: Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t- » de|Geschmeichel|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|pochlebstwo|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|piropo|m, Inter: t+ » es|camelo|m, Inter: t+ » es|lisonja|f, Inter: t+ » es|requiebro|m, Inter: t- » es|halago|m, Inter: t+ » es|flor|f
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|gris

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Catalan: adulació
    • Finnish: imartelu, mielistely
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schmeichelei|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|peloteo|m, Inter: t+ » es|adulación|f
    • Hungarian: hízelgés

    Inter: trans-botto » m


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    Translation: cs » flattery
    Translation: et » flattery
    Translation: fr » flattery
    Translation: ko » flattery
    Translation: io » flattery
    Translation: kn » flattery
    Translation: kk » flattery
    Translation: hu » flattery
    Translation: mg » flattery
    Translation: ml » flattery
    Translation: pl » flattery
    Translation: ta » flattery
    Translation: te » flattery
    Translation: vi » flattery
    Translation: zh » flattery