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Synonyms for flattery
ˈflæt ə ri

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flattery

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, applause, approbation, approval, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise, sycophancy

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flatterynoun

    excessive or insincere praise

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flatterynoun

    Synonyms:
    compliment, insincere commendation, false praise

  2. flatterynoun

    Synonyms:
    obsequiousness, sycophancy, servility, cajolery, fawning, adulation, blarney, SOFT SAWDER, SOFT SOAP

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flatterynoun

    Synonyms:
    adulation, blandishment, wheedling, flummery, blandiloquence, cajolery

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How to use flattery in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Every woman has so affinity towards own facial beauty only that she has no immunity to the flattery and fake praise for herself from the lecherous men.

  2. Jorge Luis Borges:

    The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We mistakenly equate flattery to friendship and criticism to opposition; one should evaluate truth first and then judge, for flattery and criticism are primarily opinion.

  5. Kenneth Adelman:

    Trump gave up lots of things and got absolutely nothing from the North Koreans except for one thing, which was the one thing he wanted -- enormous flattery, i think Putin will be wonderful at this to say 'Oh My God, we had such great rapport, we just get along so well,' -- that is all that Trump really wants.

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