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[ flat-erd ]


  1. 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!

  2. 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.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of flatter 1( def ).

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  • half-flat·tered adjective
  • un·flat·tered adjective

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Example Sentences

I think she’s incredibly flattered that Lady Gaga is playing her, because she is, to put it mildly, self-absorbed.

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Chances are they’ll be flattered, and they might even reciprocate.

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“We’re flattered that our advocacy team is held in such high esteem, but the real challenge facing lawmakers is an extreme proposal that will limit access to lifesaving treatments and destroy future innovation,” he said.

DeChambeau also swings a driver that is longer and has a flatter club face than other golfers.

It’s no surprise that the Crasher is Electric’s bestselling women’s frame—the oversize square silhouette will flatter any face shape.

The final score flattered Brazil, which had looked ragged and complacent for much of the game.

Duke was so easily flattered that he would willingly open up about his plans around the country.

I was surprised and flattered and it felt surreal and natural at the same time.

“Neither side is flattered by what they see on the fringes,” he says.

And online, flattered men and women contacted by these matchmakers are receptive to the concept.

This had flattered his pride and his fondness for all dumb creatures had made them dear to him beyond his own belief.

The ministers at length flattered themselves that Harley's resolution might be rescinded.

Jessie recognized the Bond Street type of rich fool who is flattered for his money.

Wilson Lamb flattered himself on being pretty cool headed under all circumstances.

He flattered himself that by timely suggestion he had stumped at least half a dozen would-be candidates for Mildreds hand.