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Adjective: flattering  fla-tu-ring
  1. Showing or representing to advantage
    "a flattering colour"
Verb: flatter  fla-tu(r)
  1. Praise or compliment someone, esp. insincerely or to win favour
    "No matter how much the sisters tried to flatter their dad, he refused to buy any more tickets for rides";
    - blandish
     
  2. Make someone feel proud by praising them, or feeding their vanity

See also: adulatory, becoming, ingratiating, ingratiatory, insinuating

Type of: praise

Antonym: disparage, unflattering

Encyclopedia: Flattering

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