1. flattery

noun. ['ˈflætɝi'] excessive or insincere praise.


  • palaver
  • puffery
  • blandishment
  • compliment
  • soft soap
  • cajolery
  • adulation
  • coaxing
  • sweet talk


  • criticize
  • dissuasive

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Rhymes with Flattery

  • slattery
  • patrie
  • hattery
  • battery

Sentences with flattery

1. Noun, singular or mass
Blarney is a skillful form of flattery meant to charm the other person.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Flattery has a number of synonyms, each with its own nuance that gives flattery its negative connotation.

3. Adverb
This sign loves flattery as well, so don't be afraid to heap on the superlatives.

Quotes about flattery

1. The best form of flattery is to be admired, imitated or respected. I've always felt proud our fans look up to us or feel we are inspirational.
- Cheryl James

2. Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

3. I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't.
- Marilyn Vos Savant