Definition of Flattering. Meaning of Flattering. Synonyms of Flattering

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Definition of Flattering

Flattering
Flattering Flat"ter*ing, a. That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a flattering speech. 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.
Flattering
Flatter 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. 5. Others he flattered by asking their advice. --Prescott. 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

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