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synonyms for flattery

  • adulation
  • applause
  • approbation
  • blandishment
  • blarney
  • cajolery
  • commendation
  • encomium
  • eulogy
  • eyewash
  • flummery
  • fulsomeness
  • gallantry
  • hokum
  • ingratiation
  • jive
  • mush
  • obsequiousness
  • palaver
  • plaudits
  • puffery
  • snow
  • stroking
  • sycophancy
  • tribute
  • unctuousness
  • bootlicking
  • fawning
  • flattering
  • honeyed words
  • laud
  • pretty speech
  • snow job
  • soft words
  • soft-soap
  • sweet-talk
  • toadyism

antonyms for flattery

MOST RELEVANT
  • blame
  • criticism
  • belittlement
  • castigation
  • condemnation
  • denunciation
  • insult
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How to use flattery in a sentence

During the eleven months since he had left England he had experienced neither encouragement nor flattery.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He's getting a little stiff in the joints of his good nature, but a good dose of flattery'll limber him up considerable.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
She had a long struggle with herself, being fond of notice and flattery, and possessed of considerable pride.
THE CHILDHOOD OF DISTINGUISHED WOMENSELINA A. BOWER
They should be treated kindly, but not allowed too many toys and sweetmeats, nor too much flattery.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Julie acknowledged this flattery by a wan little smile, and following Hester out of the 24 room, went in to see her father.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
By a "species of admirable flattery" Diard had made Juan his choice.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
My idea of running amanuenses is by praise, not pudding, flattery and not coins!
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
To Richard and to Musa there were homage and flattery enough to addle wiser wits than theirs.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Illiterate but romantic, she was swept off her feet at the first touch of passion, and the flattery of being recognized!
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
This was not so easy as he had supposed; for no amount of coaxing or flattery would induce Leo to be impressed into this service.
MINNIE'S PET MONKEYMADELINE LESLIE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FLATTERY

  • applause
  • audation
  • blandishment
  • bootlicking
  • commendation
  • fawning
  • flattery
  • sycophancy
  • worship
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.