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Definition of Flattery


  1. The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by artiful commendation or compliments; adulation; false, insincere, or excessive praise.

Flattery Quotations

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
Josh Billings

Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you'll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse.
Pietro Aretino

Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.
Hank Ketcham

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
Minna Antrim

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Flattery Translations

flattery in Dutch is vleierij
flattery in French is adulation
flattery in Latin is adulatio
flattery in Norwegian is smiger
flattery in Spanish is lisonja
flattery in Swedish is smicker
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