flattering

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English flatering, flatrung (gerund), equivalent to flatter +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: flă'tərĭng, IPA(key): /ˈflætəɹɪŋ/
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AdjectiveEdit

flattering (comparative more flattering, superlative most flattering)

  1. Attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good
    The dress really did not look very flattering on her figure.
    Synonym: becoming
    Antonyms: unbecoming, unflattering

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

flattering

  1. present participle of flatter

NounEdit

flattering (plural flatterings)

  1. The action of the verb to flatter.
  2. Instances of flattery.

SynonymsEdit