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flattery

noun flat·tery \ˈfla-tə-rē\

: praise that is not sincere

plural flat·ter·ies

Full Definition of FLATTERY

1
a :  the act or practice of flattering
b (1) :  something that flatters
(2) :  insincere or excessive praise
2
obsolete :  a pleasing self-deception

Examples of FLATTERY

  1. He tried to win his teacher's favor with flattery.
  2. <a talk show host who is known for charming her guests with disingenuous flattery>

First Known Use of FLATTERY

14th century

Rhymes with FLATTERY

FLATTERY Defined for Kids

flattery

noun flat·tery \ˈfla-tə-rē\
plural flat·ter·ies

Definition of FLATTERY for Kids

:  praise that is not deserved or meant

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