Flattering

Definition of Flattering

Flat´ter`ing
a.1.That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a flattering speech.
Lay not that flattering unction to your soul.
- Shak.
A flattering painter, who made it his care,
To draw men as they ought be, not as they are.
- Goldsmith.

Related Words

abject, acclamatory, admiring, adulatory, appreciative, approbatory, backscratching, becoming, beggarly, bland, blandishing, blarneying, bootlicking, buttery, cajoling, commendatory, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, encomiastic, enhancing, eulogistic, fair-spoken, fawning, fine-spoken, footlicking, fulsome, gratifying, groveling, gushing, hangdog, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, honeyed, ingratiating, insincere, insinuating, kind, laudatory, mealymouthed, obeisant, obsequious, oily, oily-tongued, on bended knee, panegyric, parasitic, prostrate, regardful, respectful, slimy, slobbery, smarmy, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, sniveling, soapy, soft-soaping, sponging, sugary, sycophantic, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyish, truckling, unctuous, wheedling
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