Flattering

  • 1Flattering — Flat ter*ing, a. That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a flattering speech. [1913 Webster] Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. Shak. [1913 Webster] A flattering painter, who made it his care, To draw men as they ought… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2flattering — flattering; un·flattering; …

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  • 3flattering — index obsequious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4flattering — (adj.) late 14c., pleasing to the imagination, pp. adj. from FLATTER (Cf. flatter). Meaning gratifying to self esteem is from 1757. Related: Flatteringly …

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  • 5flattering — [[t]flæ̱tərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something is flattering, it makes you appear more attractive. Some styles are so flattering that they instantly become classics. ...a refreshing new look that s flattering to skins of all ages... It wasn t a… …

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  • 6flattering — adj. 1) flattering to + inf. (it is flattering to be interviewed on TV) 2) flattering that + clause (it s flattering that we ve been chosen) * * * [ flæt(ə)rɪŋ] flattering to + inf. (it is flattering to be interviewed on TV) flattering that +… …

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  • 7flattering — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ hardly …

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  • 8flattering — flat|ter|ing [ flætərıŋ ] adjective 1. ) making you look more attractive: a flattering gown 2. ) making you feel important or special: They ve made me a very flattering offer. a ) intended to praise someone and make them feel pleased:… …

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  • 9flattering — adjective 1) flattering remarks Syn: complimentary, praising, favorable, commending, admiring, applauding, appreciative, good; fulsome, honeyed, sugary, cajoling, silver tongued, honey tongued; fawning, oily, obsequious …

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  • 10flattering — adjective 1) flattering remarks Syn: complimentary, praising, favourable, admiring, appreciative, fulsome, honeyed, obsequious, ingratiating, sycophantic 2) it was very flattering to be nominated Syn …

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  • 11flattering — UK [ˈflæt(ə)rɪŋ] / US [ˈflætərɪŋ] adjective 1) making you look more attractive a flattering gown 2) making you feel important or special They ve made me a very flattering offer. 3) intended to praise someone and make them feel pleased a… …

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  • 12flattering — flat|ter|ing [ˈflætərıŋ] adj clothes, pictures etc that are flattering make someone look as attractive as they can or make something as good as possible, even if it is not really very good ▪ That colour is very flattering …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13flattering — adjective clothes, pictures etc that are flattering make someone look more attractive than they really are: You look great! That colour is very flattering on you …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14flattering — /ˈflætərɪŋ/ (say flatuhring) adjective 1. complimentary, often insincerely: a flattering remark. 2. making one look more attractive: a flattering dress. –flatteringly, adverb …

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  • 15Flattering — Flatter Flat ter (fl[a^]t t[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flattering}.] [OE. flateren, cf. OD. flatteren; akin to G. flattern to flutter, Icel. fla[eth]ra to fawn, flatter: cf. F. flatter. Cf. {Flitter}, {Flutter},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16flattering — 1. adjective /ˈflætərɪŋ/ Attractive or good looking; that makes one look good. The dress really did not look very flattering on her figure. Syn: becoming Ant: unbecoming, unflattering 2 …

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  • 17flattering — adjective showing or representing to advantage a flattering color • Ant: ↑unflattering • Similar to: ↑adulatory, ↑becoming, ↑ingratiating, ↑insinuating, ↑ingratiatory …

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  • 18flattering — Synonyms and related words: abject, acclamatory, admiring, adulatory, appreciative, approbatory, backscratching, becoming, beggarly, bland, blandishing, blarneying, bootlicking, buttery, cajoling, commendatory, complimentary, courtierly, courtly …

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  • 19flattering — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. laudatory, favorable, unduly favorable; see complimentary . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Pleasingly suited to the wearer: attractive, becoming. See BEAUTIFUL …

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  • 20flattering — flat·ter·ing || flætÉ™rɪŋ adj. praising, complimenting n. act of praising, act of complimenting flat·ter || flætÉ™(r) n. person or thing that flattens; blacksmith s hammer (used to flatten metal) v. praise, compliment …

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