Definition of flattery:
sweet talk, compliments, laudation, palaver, honeyed words, insincere commendation, flattering remarks, panegyric, apple polishing, tribute, gallantry, soft words, ego massage, plaudit, strokes, incense, sycophancy, unctuousness, slaver, pretty speeches, excessive compliment, plaudits, encomium, toadying, banana oil, applesauce, bootlicking, stroking, fulsome praise, cheers, gratification, puffery, soft soap, oil, lip salve, eyewash, fawning, false praise, acclamation, brown-nosing, approbation, blandishment, hokum, wheedling, cheering, blarney.
- "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
- "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
- "Checkmate", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.