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flattery

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noun flat·tery \ˈfla-tə-rē\

Simple Definition of flattery

  • : praise that is not sincere

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flattery

plural

flatteries

  1. 1 a :  the act or practice of flattering b (1) :  something that flatters (2) :  insincere or excessive praise

  2. 2 obsolete :  a pleasing self-deception

Examples of flattery in a sentence

  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>



14th Century

First Known Use of flattery

14th century

Rhymes with flattery



FLATTERY Defined for Kids

flattery

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noun flat·tery \ˈfla-tə-rē\

Definition of flattery for Students

plural

flatteries

  1. :  praise that is not deserved or meant





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