[ verb ] praise somewhat dishonestly



Used in print

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

White 's suggestion flattered , but he did not like the identity .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

Still she was not sorry he sat by her , but in_fact was flattered .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

He stroked the hens and they responded with delighted clucks , he gobbled with the turkeys and they at_once were all attention , he quacked with the ducks , and cackled with a pair of exceedingly flattered geese .