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flat·ter 1

 (flăt′ər)
v. flat·tered, flat·ter·ing, flat·ters
v.tr.
1. To compliment excessively and often insincerely, especially in order to win favor.
2. To please or gratify the vanity of: "What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering" (George Bernard Shaw).
3.
a. To portray favorably: a photograph that flatters its subject.
b. To show off becomingly or advantageously.
v.intr.
To practice flattery.

[Middle English flateren, from Old French flater, of Germanic origin; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

flat′ter·er n.
flat′ter·ing·ly adv.

flat·ter 2

 (flăt′ər)
n.
1. A flat-faced swage or hammer used by blacksmiths.
2. A die plate for flattening metal into strips, as in the manufacture of watch springs.
Translations

flatteringly

[ˈflætərɪŋlɪ] ADV [speak] → de forma halagadora
he was flatteringly attentiveera tan atento que resultaba halagador

flatteringly

[ˈflætərɪŋli] adv (= attractively) → flatteusement

flatteringly

adv
say, writeschmeichlerisch
(= becomingly, attractively) posed, dressedvorteilhaft

flatteringly

[ˈflætərɪŋlɪ] advin modo lusinghiero
References in classic literature ?
No regular beauty pleases egotistical human beings so much as a softened and refined likeness of themselves; for this reason, fathers regard with complacency the lineaments of their daughters' faces, where frequently their own similitude is found flatteringly associated with softness of hue and delicacy of outline.
My faithful friend and noble patron," continued Laurie with a wave of the hand, "who has so flatteringly presented me, is not to be blamed for the base stratagem of tonight.
There was no help near if we called, and the Herculeses who dragged us had a way of asking sweetly and flatteringly for bucksheesh, which was seductive, and of looking fierce and threatening to throw us down the precipice, which was persuasive and convincing.
Roker had so flatteringly described as an out-and-outer to sleep in.
I use heaps of postage stamps, pay the expenses of many indifferent lecturers, defray the cost of printing reams of pamphlets and hand-bills which hail the laborer flatteringly as the salt of the earth, write and edit a little socialist journal, and do what lies in my power generally.
He is also looking to raise PS250,000 for Prostate Cancer UK because he flatteringly thanks me for giving him the wake-up call and inspiring him to live his dreams now.
Some of the attention paid to the filibuster rubbed off on Sarah Davis, who was mentioned flatteringly by left-leaning MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in a segment featured in the 30-second ad.
Trump is not portrayed flatteringly, but Wolff isn't attempting to criticise his modes of management and governance - just to share them.
The latest textures look flatteringly dewy, rather than enhancing eyelid creases.
They make great cover-ups because they fall flatteringly below the bum, and, as Joanna says, 'I like something to cover my arms.
It's a crime thriller based around an autistic detective, Jonathan Roper, and has very flatteringly been referred to as the modern Sherlock Holmes by an early reviewer.
Walliams has often been flatteringly compared to Roald Dahl and one of the Welshman's common tropes is present here - the middle-aged people (Ben's parents and Neighbourhood Watch busybody Mr Parker, also hammed up to the extreme by Martin) are vain and selfobsessed, while the characters at either end of the age spectrum are much more sympathetic.