flattery

Part of speech: noun

Undue or insincere praise; adulation.

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Usage examples "flattery":

  1. " But do care a bit for flattery, my lady," said De Craye. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", 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", Anthony Trollope.
  3. I admired the outspoken words of a man unhypnotized by flattery, I went on. - "Autobiography of a YOGI", Paramhansa Yogananda.