- 1. adjective /ˈflætərɪŋ/Attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good.
The dress really did not look very flattering on her figure.2. noun /ˈflætərɪŋ/a) The action of the verb to flatter.b) Instances of flattery.
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Flattering — Flat ter*ing, a. That flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a flattering speech. [1913 Webster] Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. Shak. [1913 Webster] A flattering painter, who made it his care, To draw men as they ought… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
flattering — flattering; un·flattering; … English syllables
flattering — index obsequious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
flattering — (adj.) late 14c., pleasing to the imagination, pp. adj. from FLATTER (Cf. flatter). Meaning gratifying to self esteem is from 1757. Related: Flatteringly … Etymology dictionary
flattering — [[t]flæ̱tərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something is flattering, it makes you appear more attractive. Some styles are so flattering that they instantly become classics. ...a refreshing new look that s flattering to skins of all ages... It wasn t a… … English dictionary
flattering — adj. 1) flattering to + inf. (it is flattering to be interviewed on TV) 2) flattering that + clause (it s flattering that we ve been chosen) * * * [ flæt(ə)rɪŋ] flattering to + inf. (it is flattering to be interviewed on TV) flattering that +… … Combinatory dictionary
flattering — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ hardly … Collocations dictionary
flattering — flat|ter|ing [ flætərıŋ ] adjective 1. ) making you look more attractive: a flattering gown 2. ) making you feel important or special: They ve made me a very flattering offer. a ) intended to praise someone and make them feel pleased:… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
flattering — adjective 1) flattering remarks Syn: complimentary, praising, favorable, commending, admiring, applauding, appreciative, good; fulsome, honeyed, sugary, cajoling, silver tongued, honey tongued; fawning, oily, obsequious … Thesaurus of popular words
flattering — adjective 1) flattering remarks Syn: complimentary, praising, favourable, admiring, appreciative, fulsome, honeyed, obsequious, ingratiating, sycophantic 2) it was very flattering to be nominated Syn … Synonyms and antonyms dictionary
flattering — UK [ˈflæt(ə)rɪŋ] / US [ˈflætərɪŋ] adjective 1) making you look more attractive a flattering gown 2) making you feel important or special They ve made me a very flattering offer. 3) intended to praise someone and make them feel pleased a… … English dictionary