Flattery

Definition of Flattery

Flat´ter`y
n.1.The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by artful commendation or compliments; adulation; false, insincere, or excessive praise.
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
- Rambler.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
- Burke.

Related Words

accolade, adulation, apotheosis, ass-kissing, beguilement, bepraisement, blandishment, brown-nosing, cajolery, congratulation, deification, eloge, encomium, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excessive praise, glorification, glory, hero worship, homage, hommage, honeyed words, honor, idolatry, idolizing, incense, kudos, laud, laudation, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, oil, overpraise, paean, panegyric, soft, soft soap, sweet talk, tribute, truckling, wheedling
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