FLATTERY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for FLATTERY?

Need another word that means the same as “flattery”? Find 5 synonyms and 30 related words for “flattery” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Flattery” are: praise, adulation, compliments, admiration, pats on the back

Flattery as a Noun

Definitions of "Flattery" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “flattery” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • Excessive or insincere praise.
  • Excessive and insincere praise, given especially to further one's own interests.

Synonyms of "Flattery" as a noun (5 Words)

admirationRespect and warm approval.
I have the greatest admiration for all those involved in the project.
adulationServile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise.
He found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans.
compliments(usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone’s welfare.
pats on the backA light touch or stroke.
praiseThe expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.
They sang a hymn of praise to God.

Usage Examples of "Flattery" as a noun

  • She allowed no hint of flattery to enter her voice.

Associations of "Flattery" (30 Words)

acclaimEnthusiastic approval.
The conference was acclaimed as a considerable success.
adulationServile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise.
He found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans.
adulatoryExcessively praising or admiring.
An adulatory review.
bribeA sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone.
Lawmakers were caught accepting bribes to bring in legalized gambling.
briberyThe giving or offering of a bribe.
His opponent had been guilty of bribery and corruption.
cajoleryCoaxing or flattery intended to persuade someone to do something.
She uses cajolery deception and manipulation to get what she wants.
charmInduce into action by using one s charm.
She will charm your warts away.
complimentExpress respect or esteem for.
My compliments on your cooking.
extolPraise, glorify, or honor.
He extolled the virtues of the Russian peoples.
fawningAttempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.
Fawning adoration.
flatteringShowing or representing to advantage.
The article began with some flattering words about us.
grovelingTotally submissive.
hypocriticalProfessing feelings or virtues one does not have.
We don t go to church and we thought it would be hypocritical to have him christened.
ingratiateGain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts.
A sycophantic attempt to ingratiate herself with the local aristocracy.
ingratiatingIntended to gain approval or favour; sycophantic.
A smooth ingratiating manner.
insincereNot expressing genuine feelings.
Their praise was extravagant and insincere.
obsequiousAttempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.
Obsequious shop assistants.
parasiteAn organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense.
He was a parasite who lived off other people.
persuadeWin approval or support for.
He did everything he could to persuade the police that he was the robber.
praiseAn expression of approval and commendation.
We praise God for past blessings.
servantIn a subordinate position.
A government servant.
servileRelating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants.
He bowed his head in a servile manner.
slavishServile or submissive.
Slavish devotion to her job ruled her life.
slimyCovered by or resembling slime.
A slimy little liar.
smarmyIngratiating and wheedling in a way that is regarded as insincere or excessive.
Smarmy self importance.
submissiveAbjectly submissive characteristic of a slave or servant.
Replacing troublemakers with more submissive people.
subservientLess important; subordinate.
She was subservient to her parents.
sycophantA person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.
sycophanticAttempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.
A sycophantic interview.
unctuousUnpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.
The unctuous Uriah Heep.

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