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flattery

noun [U] uk   /ˈflæt.ər.i/ us    /ˈflæt̬-/
the act of praising someone, often in a way that is not sincere, because you want something from them: I was really pleased when he said how well I'd done, because he isn't known for flattery.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
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