Need another word that means the same as “flattering”? Find 10 synonyms and 30 related words for “flattering” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Flattering” are: complimentary, praising, favourable, admiring, appreciative, pleasing, gratifying, becoming, appropriate, befitting
Flattering as an Adjective
Definitions of "Flattering" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “flattering” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Full of praise and compliments.
- Pleasing or gratifying.
- Enhancing someone's appearance.
- Showing or representing to advantage.
Synonyms of "Flattering" as an adjective (10 Words)
|admiring||Characterized by or expressive of admiration or warm approval.|
The snowman has drawn many an admiring glance from villagers.
|appreciative||Feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure.|
An appreciative laugh from the audience.
|appropriate||Suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc.|
A book not appropriate for children.
|becoming||(of clothing) looking good on someone.|
A becoming new shade of rose.
Behavior befitting a father.
|complimentary||Given or supplied free of charge.|
A complimentary bottle of wine.
|favourable||Suggesting a good outcome.|
Their demands rarely received a favourable response.
|gratifying||Affording satisfaction or pleasure.|
Found her praise gratifying.
|pleasing||Pleasant or agreeable to the senses.|
A pleasing piece of news.
|praising||Full of or giving praise.|
Usage Examples of "Flattering" as an adjective
- I don't think anything sleeveless is very flattering.
- The article began with some flattering words about us.
- A flattering color.
- It was flattering to have a pretty girl like Fiona so obviously fond of him.
Associations of "Flattering" (30 Words)
|acclaim||Enthusiastic and public praise.|
The conference was acclaimed as a considerable success.
The tackle brought the supporters to their feet in acclamation.
|adulation||Excessive admiration or praise.|
He found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans.
An adulatory review.
|becoming||Displaying or setting off to best advantage.|
A becoming new shade of rose.
|bribe||A sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone.|
Lawmakers were caught accepting bribes to bring in legalized gambling.
|bribery||The giving or offering of a bribe.|
A bribery scandal.
|cajolery||Coaxing or flattery intended to persuade someone to do something.|
She uses cajolery deception and manipulation to get what she wants.
|charm||Protect through supernatural powers or charms.|
His charm has captivated the media.
|compliment||Express respect or esteem for.|
He complimented her on her last physics paper.
|evident||Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment.|
A clearly evident erasure in the manuscript.
Extol the virtues of one s children.
|fawning||Attempting to win favor by flattery.|
Fawning interviews with Hollywood celebs.
|flattery||Excessive and insincere praise, given especially to further one’s own interests.|
She allowed no hint of flattery to enter her voice.
|ingratiate||Bring oneself into favour with someone by flattering or trying to please them.|
A sycophantic attempt to ingratiate herself with the local aristocracy.
|ingratiating||Capable of winning favor.|
A smooth ingratiating manner.
|insincere||Not expressing genuine feelings.|
Their praise was extravagant and insincere.
|obsequious||Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.|
They were served by obsequious waiters.
|persuade||(of a situation or event) provide a sound reason for (someone) to do something.|
It wasn t easy but I persuaded him to do the right thing.
|praise||An expression of approval and commendation.|
He always appreciated praise for his work.
|servant||A person working in the service of another (especially in the household.|
The state cannot be a servant of the church.
|servile||Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others.|
He bowed his head in a servile manner.
|slavish||Showing no attempt at originality.|
Slavish devotion to her job ruled her life.
|slimy||Covered with or resembling slime.|
Thick slimy mud.
|smarmy||Ingratiating and wheedling in a way that is regarded as insincere or excessive.|
A smarmy unctuous reply.
|submissive||Abjectly submissive characteristic of a slave or servant.|
Replacing troublemakers with more submissive people.
|sycophant||A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.|
|sycophantic||Behaving or done in an obsequious way in order to gain advantage.|
A sycophantic interview.
|unctuous||Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.|
He seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way.