What does the word flattery mean?

Usage examples for flattery

  1. " But do care a bit for flattery, my lady," said De Craye. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Don't you believe everything that everybody tells you in his own praise: when a man says that he does not like flattery, and that he puts no value on soft words, do not on that account be deterred from making any civil speeches you may have ready. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. I admired the outspoken words of a man unhypnotized by flattery, I went on. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda