flattery flattery  /f ˈlæ tə ri/


  • (n) excessive or insincere praise


  1. No flattery is too transparent, no compliment too broad for him.
  2. There is flattery, there is shameless flattery, and there are conversations with Arianna Huffington.
  3. The best diplomats walk a fine line between flattery and the Stockholm syndrome.


  1. Campers gain lots of experience during Helias baseball camp

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that’s been especially evident during this week’s Helias baseball camp.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Jefferson City News Tribune

  2. Vanity Scam Strokes Egos to Steal Info

    A new spear-phishing campaign targeting business executives shows that Internet scammers hope a little flattery can go a long way.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  3. Flattery, bullpen come through for K-State

    CORVALLIS, Ore. - One mistake. One bad pitch. That wasn't bad in a 69-pitch night for Kansas State starter Joe Flattery. That one pitch, though, nearly cost the Wildcats a game.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal


  1. "There's high expectations because of our trajectory over the past years, people see we can play well and that's positive," striker David Villa said. "I wouldn't say it's pressure, it's more like flattery."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: David Villa Source: The Associated Press

  2. "My mujahedeen brothers in Iraq, you are a people worthy of praise and flattery. You've done well to carry out a glorious duty by fighting the enemy. But some of you have lagged behind in carrying out another glorious duty, which is to unite as one...
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Washington Post

  3. "Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but it's bad for our fashion industry here in New York," said Schumer, DN.Y., one of the sponsors of the Design Piracy Prohibition Act, introduced in the US Senate on Thursday.
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Houston Chronicle

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affectation affectation
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