Flatterer Flat"ter*er, n. One who flatters. [1913 Webster]

The most abject flaterers degenerate into the greatest tyrants. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • flatterer — (n.) mid 14c., agent noun from FLATTER (Cf. flatter). Fem. form flatteress is attested from late 14c. 18c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • flatterer — UK [ˈflætərə(r)] / US [ˈflætərər] noun [countable] Word forms flatterer : singular flatterer plural flatterers someone who praises another person in order to get what they want The president was surrounded by careerists and flatterers …   English dictionary

  • flatterer —    In Shakespeare this is usually applied to one who uses false flattery, and is to be despised for it. Antony uses ‘you flatterers’ to Brutus and his men in Julius Caesar (5:i), and it is clearly insulting. Modern usage of the term tends to be… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • flatterer — flatter ► VERB 1) praise or compliment insincerely, especially to further one s own interests. 2) (usu. be flattered) cause to feel honoured and pleased. 3) (flatter oneself) believe something favourable about oneself, especially something… …   English terms dictionary

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  • flatterer — noun see flatter I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flatterer — See flatter1. * * * …   Universalium

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