What does flattering mean?

Definitions for flattering
flat·ter·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flatteringadjective

    showing or representing to advantage

    "a flattering color"

Wiktionary

  1. flatteringnoun

    The action of the verb to flatter.

  2. flatteringnoun

    Instances of flattery.

  3. flatteringadjective

    Attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good.

    The dress really did not look very flattering on her figure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flattering

    of Flatter

  2. Flatteringadjective

    that flatters (in the various senses of the verb); as, a flattering speech

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flattering in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flattering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of flattering in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Bricklin:

    Honestly, the boy toy [stuff] I thought was flattering initially and I tried to live up to that, but now five or six years have passed and that's my f---ing life and that's not okay.

  2. Joe Biden:

    No, no, no ! thank you. It's very flattering.

  3. Hazlitt:

    The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. They fancy themselves superior to every one else, and, not being sure of making good their secret pretensions, decline entering the lists altogether. Thus they ?lay the flattering unction to their souls? that they could have said better things than others, or that the conversation was beneath them.

  4. Roger McGuinn:

    People have told me that other artists have been influenced by my music, and it's flattering. It's a wonderful thing.

  5. Helen Mirren:

    I saw that, that was very flattering on me, you know, because she's obviously lovely.

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