Definition of flattery in English:

flattery

Line breaks: flat|tery
Pronunciation: /ˈflat(ə)ri
 
/

noun (plural flatteries)

[mass noun]

Origin

Middle English: from Old French flaterie, from flater 'stroke, flatter', probably of Germanic origin and related to flat1.

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