flattering

adj.
VERBS
be
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ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
hardly, less than

The descriptions of her were less than flattering.

PREPOSITION
to

This style of dress is flattering to most women.

Flattering is used with these nouns: ↑word

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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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 — 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

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