You are a flatterer, a base flatterer; such as always haunt the great!
Tzu-kung said, Poor, but no flatterer; rich, but not proud: how would that be?
But the flatterer's whole aim and end is to cook up and season his joke or word or action, so as to produce pleasure.
Marjorie was downright in manner, plain in face, no flatterer.
The prince loved flattery dearly, though he had wit to despise the flatterer.
Under the old system I have never been the flatterer of the great.
But Ronsard does not live in literature mainly as a flatterer.
Under the new system I will not be the flatterer of the people.
The calumniator and the flatterer, although they seem so opposed to one another, how closely united they really are.
What kind of flatterer then must we be on our guard against?
early 13c., from Old French flater "to flatter" (13c.), originally "stroke with the hand, caress," from Frankish *flat "palm, flat of the hand" (see flat (adj.)). "[O]ne of many imitative verbs beginning with fl- and denoting unsteady or light, repeated movement" [Liberman]. Related: Flattered; flattering.