flatteringly


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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.
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Translations

flatteringly

[ˈflætərɪŋlɪ] ADV [speak] → de forma halagadora
he was flatteringly attentiveera tan atento que resultaba halagador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flatteringly

[ˈflætərɪŋli] adv (= attractively) → flatteusement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flatteringly

adv
say, writeschmeichlerisch
(= becomingly, attractively) posed, dressedvorteilhaft
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

flatteringly

[ˈflætərɪŋlɪ] advin modo lusinghiero
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
--Imploring that it might find home and heart with me, and saying flatteringly: "See, O Zarathustra, how friend only cometh unto friend!"--
"You'll be better than nobody, Rebecca," she said flatteringly; "your aunt Jane shall write an excuse from afternoon school for you; you can wear your rubber boots and come home by the way of the meetin' house.
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.
SHE'S been flatteringly compared to Florence Welch, Adele and Laura Marling, so it's safe to say Londoner Freya Ridings looks set for a bright future.
Rather flatteringly and petrifyingly, there was a feature on me in The Guardian recently titled 'How Martin Lewis became Britain's most trusted man'.
Broke MPs knew the easiest way to get a drink from him was to flatteringly refer to him as "Mr Prime Minister".
With multiple records, books, Emmys for his show "RuPaul's Drag Race" and more under his flatteringly waist-cinching belt, he's no stranger to sharing his message.
I didn't love the two fuchsia shades, the tones didn't blend flatteringly, but the Rouge Tango (right) looked glossy and pigmented.