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  1. flatteredadjective

    In a positive mood because of a comment or action which causes one to feel proud of oneself.

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  1. flattered

    Flattery (also called adulation or blandishment) is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject. It is also used in pick-up lines when attempting to initiate sexual or romantic courtship. Historically, flattery has been used as a standard form of discourse when addressing a king or queen. In the Renaissance, it was a common practice among writers to flatter the reigning monarch, as Edmund Spenser flattered Queen Elizabeth I in The Faerie Queene, William Shakespeare flattered King James I in Macbeth and Niccolò Machiavelli flattered Lorenzo II de' Medici in The Prince. Many associations with flattery, however, are negative. Negative descriptions of flattery range at least as far back in history as the Bible. In the Divine Comedy, Dante depicts flatterers wading in human excrement, stating that their words were the equivalent of excrement, in the second bolgia of 8th Circle of Hell. An insincere flatterer is a stock character in many literary works. Examples include Wormtongue from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Goneril and Regan from King Lear, and Iago from Othello.

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  1. Flattered

    of Flatter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flattered in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flattered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of flattered in a Sentence

  1. Larry Hogan:

    I'm watching with great interest all of this talk, i'm flattered people are saying that and including me in those discussions. My focus, my plan right now is to stay here for four years and do the best job I can in Maryland, but I've said,' You never say never.' Who knows what's going to happen.

  2. Model Charlotte McKinney:

    I am flattered to be compared to Kate, she’s beautiful and I am a fan but we are different people and I am excited to get this chance for America to also see my personality and learn more about me and where I come from.

  3. Wendy Anderson:

    Just caught me off guard, to be honest with you. Teared me up, i wasnt expecting it, and extremely flattered and thankful for those folks and so many others that have stepped up in so many different ways.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    Many people have commented on the comparison and I’m flattered by it, frankly, margaret Thatcher was a great leader for her nation at a pivotal and perilous time.

  5. Malcolm Turnbull:

    Lucy was very flattered, she was very flattered, she's asked me to say that she found the President's compliment as charming as it was memorable.

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