Excessive or insincere praise.
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.
The act or practice of flattering.
The act of flattering.
Excessive, untrue, or insincere praise; exaggerated compliment or attention.
Origin of flattery
From Old French flaterie, from the verb flater