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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flattery mean? 

  The noun FLATTERY has 1 sense:

1. excessive or insincere praise

  Familiarity information: FLATTERY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Excessive or insincere praise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("flattery" is a kind of...):

compliment (a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flattery"):

adulation (servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise)

blandishment; cajolery; palaver (flattery intended to persuade)

blarney; coaxing; soft soap; sweet talk (flattery designed to gain favor)

puffery (a flattering commendation (especially when used for promotional purposes))

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