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flattered

[ flat-erd ]
/ ˈflæt ərd /
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adjective

feeling gratified or honored by unexpected favorable attention, as an invitation or compliment: Thank you so much for linking to my recipe; I'm beyond flattered!
praised or complimented in an insincere way, usually as a form of manipulation: Having received the supreme compliment from his guru, the flattered and now penniless devotee offered to work for him for nothing.

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OTHER WORDS FROM flattered

half-flat·tered, adjectiveun·flat·tered, adjective
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