- Flattery is defined as praise or compliments, usually exaggerated or false.
An example of flattery is a person who's hoping for a raise telling their boss how great their new hair cut looks.
flattery definition by Webster's New World
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flattery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. flat·ter·ies
- The act or practice of flattering.
- Excessive or insincere praise.
A headland of northwest Washington at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It was encountered by Capt. James Cook in 1778.