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Definition of Flattering
Flattering Flat"ter*ing, a.
That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a
Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. --Shak.
A flattering painter, who made it his care, To draw men
as they ought be, not as they are. --Goldsmith.
FlatteringFlatter Flat"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flattered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Flattering.] [OE. flateren, cf. OD. flatteren; akin
to G. flattern to flutter, Icel. fla?ra to fawn, flatter: cf.
F. flatter. Cf. Flitter, Flutter, Flattery.]
1. To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or
attempt to gratify the self-love or vanity of, esp. by
artful and interested commendation or attentions; to
blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.
When I tell him he hates flatterers, He says he
does, being then most flattered. --Shak.
A man that flattereth his neighbor, spreadeth a net
for his feet. --Prov. xxix.
Others he flattered by asking their advice.
2. To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but
sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.
3. To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of;
as, his portrait flatters him.
Meaning of Flattering from wikipedia
with the portrait, as it was very flattering
of his girth. I think
I'll wear the green dress because
my legs. Abusive power
- A flatter
is a coloring specialist within
or sketched comic
book page for the colorist
- Paul Flatters
1832 – 16 February
1881) was a French soldier
a long period
as a military administrator
in Algeria. He is known
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is the second album
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- James Dewees
and the Full Effect
(keyboards on "Failure's Not Flattering
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- Jean-Jacques Flatters
, (6 November
1786 – 19 August
1845) was a French
neo-classical sculptor. He was the father
of Lieutenant-colonel Paul Flatters
, who led...
- Ronald Allen Flatter
9, 1959) is an American
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in New York City. He is currently
- music. Spencer condemned
its use as plagiarism, but later
said it was flattering
. The Winstons
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in less than flattering
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