flattering flattering  /f ˈlæ tə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing or representing to advantage

Usage(s):

  1. Flattery has never been a very flattering idea.
  2. The tricks memory plays are usually flattering.

News

  1. Smart Styling: Hollywood's Most Flattering Trend

    Kristen Stewart, Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler (Bauer Griffin, Getty) There are some trends only a few should try ( hellooo harem pants and and crop-tops), but every now and then fashion throws out an idea that is so universally flattering everyone must give it a go. Right now, it's all about paneling. The color-block trend came—and lingered—and went, but in its wake left us with this enduring design ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  2. Erin Brockovich Mug Shot Revealed After Drunk Boating Arrest

    The Erin Brockovich mug shot is much less flattering than Erin Brockovich the movie - that's for sure. The environmental activist and inspiration for the hit Julia Roberts movie was arrested this past weekend for operating a boat while intoxicated. And the Brockovich mug shot just adds to the embarrassment, as if being popped for driving a boat while drunk isn't enough. Check out the video for ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  3. Brazil Scrap Their Way to 3-0 Win Over France

    Brazil scrapped their way to a flattering 3-0 friendly win over France on Sunday in an ugly, disjointed match against opponents who are even worse off than themselves.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "It's flattering that one of George W. Bush's allies feels obliged to attack me," Obama said.
    on Feb 11, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  2. "I heard about the rumours at the weekend, and it is always flattering to be linked with other big clubs - because it must mean you are doing something right," Benitez said. "But even if I was approached I would tell whichever club it was...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Rafael Benitez Source: Times Online

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