Flattery

[flat-ree]
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British Dictionary definitions for cape-flattery

flattery

noun plural -teries
  1. the act of flattering
  2. excessive or insincere praise
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Word Origin and History for cape-flattery

flattery

n.

early 14c., from Old French flaterie, from flater (see flatter).

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