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1. flatter

verb. ['ˈflætɝ'] praise somewhat dishonestly.

Synonyms

  • toady
  • fawn
  • blandish
  • praise
  • truckle
  • kotow
  • bootlick
  • stroke
  • soft-soap
  • adulate
  • suck up
  • kowtow
  • butter up

Antonyms

  • disparage
  • straighten
  • disapproval
  • stand

Etymology

  • flatteren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Flatter

  • chitterchatter
  • mcphatter
  • mcfatter
  • antimatter
  • vannatter
  • vannater
  • vanatter
  • splatter
  • spatter
  • smatter
  • slatter
  • schlatter
  • scatter
  • platter
  • clatter
  • blatter
  • vatter
  • tatter
  • tatar
  • shatter
  • satter
  • sater
  • patter
  • natter
  • matter
  • mater
  • hatter
  • fatter
  • chatter
  • batter

How do you pronounce flatter?

Pronounce flatter as ˈflætər.

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Sentences with flatter


1. Verb, base form
Simply focus on the neckline to flatter your body.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Changes were made to the grilles and hood, creating a shorter and flatter look for the Chevy 3500.

3. Adjective, comparative
Pillows used as seat cushions should also be flatter than their decorative counterparts.

4. Adverb, comparative
Exercise and diet change and strengthen the body from the inside making the actual pectoral muscles firmer and flatter.

Quotes about flatter


1. Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

2. Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

3. I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

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