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Definition of Flattery

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

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Charles Caleb Colton

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Edmund Burke

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

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
Kate Chopin

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
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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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