flattery (Meaning)

Wordnet

flattery (n)

excessive or insincere praise

Webster

flattery (v. t.)

The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by artiful commendation or compliments; adulation; false, insincere, or excessive praise.

flattery Sentence Examples

  1. Sycophants surrounded the politician, offering insincere flattery in exchange for favors.
  2. Her sweet flattery was like honey to his ears, and he couldn't resist her charm.
  3. The salesman's flattery was so transparent that the customer saw right through it.
  4. I'm not interested in your flattery; I just want you to be honest with me.
  5. He was a master of flattery, able to win over even the most skeptical people with his smooth words.
  6. The boss's flattery made the employees feel appreciated, even though they knew it was mostly just a show.
  7. I'm not one for flattery, but I do appreciate a sincere compliment.
  8. She was immune to flattery, knowing that it was often used to manipulate or deceive.
  9. The politician's speech was full of flattery, promising everything to everyone.
  10. The interviewer's flattery made the job candidate feel confident and hopeful, even though they didn't get the job.

FAQs About the word flattery

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Sycophants surrounded the politician, offering insincere flattery in exchange for favors.

Her sweet flattery was like honey to his ears, and he couldn't resist her charm.

The salesman's flattery was so transparent that the customer saw right through it.

I'm not interested in your flattery; I just want you to be honest with me.