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

First Known Use of flattered

1786, in the meaning defined above

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“Flattered.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flattered. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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