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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.
Translations of “flattery”
in Korean 아첨…
in Arabic تَمَلُّق…
in Portuguese bajulação…
in Catalan adulació, afalacs…
in Japanese お世辞…
in Italian lusinga, adulazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奉承,討好,恭維…
in Russian лесть…
in Turkish övgü, pohpohlama, dalkavukluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奉承,讨好,恭维…
in Polish pochlebstwa…
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