Excessive and insincere praise, esp. that given to further one's own interests
his healthy distrust of courtiers' flattery
excessive or insincere praise
Flattery (also called adulation or blandishment) is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject.
(flattered) In a positive mood because of a comment or action which causes one to feel proud of oneself
A type of fallacious argument in which mere praise doubles as evidence. Unsophisticated, but surprisingly effective, aided on many occasions by the "Barnum effect". Example: TO FOLLOW. [Compare damned by high praise.]
a negotiating technique, usually used something like this; "You're obviously have great taste. I'm sure you want to get to work on your next home, so maybe we can find a way to make this work today."
As a Mennonite, Houbraken would have been against flattery; however, he writes again and again of the importance of flattering one's patrons in his books, and a recurring theme is when an artist fell onto bad times because he failed to flatter his patron. ...
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n., a place that manufactures A and B cup brassieres only.