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King James Dictionary

Flattery

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FLAT'TERY, n.

1. False praise commendation bestowed for the purpose of gaining favor and influence, or to accomplish some purpose. Direct flattery consists in praising a person himself indirect flattery consists in praising a person through his works or his connections.

Simple pride for flattery makes demands.

Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.

2. Adulation obsequiousness wheedling.
3. Just commendation which gratifies self-love.

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