flattered

adjective
flat·​tered | \ ˈfla-tərd How to pronounce flattered (audio) \

Definition of flattered

: made to feel pleased by something gratifying (such as an honor or a sign or respect or deference) I was very flattered to be asked to attend. The honoree was clearly flattered. Or at least he smiled broadly.— Erich Segal

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1786, in the meaning defined above

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