Flattery - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflætəri|  American pronunciation of the word flattery
Brit.  |ˈflat(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word flattery

noun

- excessive or insincere praise

Examples

He tried to win his teacher's favor with flattery.

...a talk show host who is known for charming her guests with disingenuous flattery...

...through cozenage and flattery, the art dealer coaxed the unwary into selling their family treasures for a song...

...a repulsive display of shameless flattery that made the embarrassed actor wrinkle his nose in disgust...

...some people believe that Satan can successfully tempt almost anyone with lies and flattery...

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