Flattery

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Flattery->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ flattery
flattery
adulation
gloze
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ blandishment
blandishment
blandiloquence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cajolery
cajolery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fawning
fawning
wheedling
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ captation
captation
coquetry
obsequiousness
sycophancy
flunkeyism
toadeating
tuft-hunting
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ snobbishness
snobbishness
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ incense
incense
honeyed words
flummery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bunkum
bunkum
buncombe
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ blarney
blarney
placebo
butter
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ soft soap
soft soap
soft sawder
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ rose water
rose water
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ voice of the charmer
voice of the charmer
mouth honor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ lip homage
lip homage
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ euphemism
euphemism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ unctuousness
unctuousness
&c.->Adj.
PARAG:Flattery->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ flatter
flatter
praise to the skies
puff
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ wheedle
wheedle
cajole
glaver
coax
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fawn upon
fawn upon
faun upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ humor
humor
gloze
soothe
pet
coquet
slaver
butter
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ jolly
jolly
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ bespatter
bespatter
beslubber
beplaster
beslaver
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lay it on thick
lay it on thick
overpraise
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ earwig
earwig
cog
collogue
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ truckle to
truckle to
pander to
pandar to
pay court to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ court
court
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ creep into the good graces of
creep into the good graces of
curry favor with
hang on the sleeve of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fool to the top of one
fool to the top of one
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ s bent
s bent
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lick the dust
lick the dust
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ lay the flattering unction to one's soul
lay the flattering unction to one's soul
gild the pill
make things pleasant
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ overestimate
overestimate
&c. 482
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ exaggerate
exaggerate
&c. 549
PARAG:Flattery->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ flattering
flattering
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ adulatory
adulatory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ mealy-mouthed
mealy-mouthed
honey-mouthed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ honeyed
honeyed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ smooth
smooth
smooth-tongued
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ soapy
soapy
oily
unctuous
blandiloquent
specious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fine-spoken
fine-spoken
fair spoken
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ plausible
plausible
servile
sycophantic
fulsome
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ courtierly
courtierly
courtier-like
PARAG:Flattery->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ ad captandum
ad captandum

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • flattery — index mention (tribute) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flattery — (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. flaterie, from flater (see FLATTER (Cf. flatter)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flattery — adulation, *compliment Analogous words: blandishment, cajolery (see corresponding verbs at COAX): fawning, toadying, truckling (see FAWN vb): eulogy, panegyric, *encomium: homage, obeisance, deference (see HONOR) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • flattery — [n] false praise, compliments adulation, applause, approbation, blandishment, blarney*, bootlicking*, cajolery, commendation, encomium, eulogy, eyewash*, fawning*, flattering, flummery, fulsomeness, gallantry, gratification, hokum*, honeyed words …   New thesaurus

  • flattery — ► NOUN (pl. flatteries) ▪ excessive and insincere praise. ORIGIN Old French flaterie, from flater stroke, flatter …   English terms dictionary

  • flattery — [flat′ər ē] n. pl. flatteries [ME & OFr flaterie (Fr flatterie) < flater: see FLATTER1] 1. the act of flattering 2. excessive, untrue, or insincere praise; exaggerated compliment or attention …   English World dictionary

  • flattery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ artificial VERB + FLATTERY ▪ use ▪ Salespeople are often accused of using artificial flattery. ▪ fall for ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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