Definition of 'flatter'
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He flattered to deceive last season and has dropped down the weights as a result. The Sun (2016)Belgium have flattered to deceive for about five years now. The Sun (2016)The 22-year-old has often flattered to deceive during the opening phase of the campaign. The Sun (2016)Might anyone in particular recognise themselves in a less flattering portrayal? The Sun (2012)This is one car whose looks in no way flatter to deceive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But they chose for us to play with them so we were really flattered. The Sun (2015)Wrap dresses always flatter as the waist detail softens any curves. The Sun (2006)We have always thought of ways to make our clothes flattering. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Here are some other celebs with a less than flattering web presence. The Sun (2013)He has flattered to deceive in their opening three league games. The Sun (2015)We then found her a green patterned dress which flatters her figure. The Sun (2007)This can easily be addressed by finding the right clothes to flatter her figure. The Sun (2007)He knows he is often seen in a less than flattering light. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But is he flattering to deceive and will there be yet more disappointment? Times, Sunday Times (2010)This dress mimics a flattering hourglass shape. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are also specialist retailers that design clothes to flatter petite frames. The Sun (2009)Has it shaped up after some less than flattering preview notices? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The dress is so flattering and such good quality. The Sun (2016)She also struggled to find clothes to flatter her huge frame. The Sun (2012)Also outstanding are the eye shadows, in an array of flattering colours that really stay put. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The club's penchant for flattering only to deceive is now way beyond a joke. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Of the defendant and his lawyer, she is less flattering. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I was really flattered that an older guy was paying me attention. The Sun (2009)She says: 'It is so flattering and exciting. The Sun (2012)These days, she does far more than just give women confidence through wearable, flattering fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He added: 'It was very flattering. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'flatter'
British English: flatter /ˈflætə/ VERB
If someone flatters you, they praise you in an exaggerated way that is not sincere.
I knew she was just flattering me.
- American English: flatter
- Arabic: يَتَمَلَّقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: bajular
- Chinese: 奉承
- Croatian: laskati
- Czech: lichotit
- Danish: smigre
- Dutch: vleien
- European Spanish: adular
- Finnish: imarrella
- French: flatter
- German: schmeicheln
- Greek: κολακεύω
- Italian: adulare
- Japanese: おだてる
- Korean: 아첨하다
- Norwegian: smigre
- Polish: pochlebić
- European Portuguese: lisonjear
- Romanian: a flata
- Russian: льстить
- Spanish: halagar
- Swedish: smickra
- Thai: ยกยอ
- Turkish: pohpohlamak
- Ukrainian: лестити
- Vietnamese: nịnh nọt
Definition of flatter from the Collins English Dictionary
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