Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adjective: flattering  fla-tu-ring
  1. Showing or representing to advantage
    "a flattering colour"
  2. Obsequiously complimentary
    "they listened with flattering interest";
    - adulatory
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: becoming, ingratiating, ingratiatory, insinuating

Type of: praise

Antonym: pick at, unflattering

Encyclopedia: Flattering