Definition of Flattering

1. Adjective. Showing or representing to advantage. "A flattering color"




Definition of Flattering

1. a. That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a flattering speech.

Definition of Flattering

1. Adjective. Attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of flatter) ¹

3. Noun. The action of the verb to flatter. ¹

4. Noun. Instances of flattery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flattering

1. flatter [v] - See also: flatter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flattering

flatten out
flattenable
flattened
flattener
flatteners
flattening
flattenings
flattens
flatter
flatter-chested
flattered
flatterer
flatterers
flattereth
flatteries
flattering
flatteringly
flatterings
flatters
flattery
flattest
flattest-chested
flattie
flatties
flatting
flattings
flattish
flattop
flattops
flatty

Literary usage of Flattering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"what a flattering tongue she had ; she lay at me hard to turn aside with her, promising me all manner of content. CHR. Nay, she did not promise you the ..."

2. History of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1899)
"Such robbers, I have said, had flattering prospects of impunity. Besides the general want of communication, which made one who had fled from his own ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"Bussy gained the favour of the king by grossly flattering his vanity. Holinshed, in his account of the trial of these nobles, says that ' Sir John ..."

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