In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1halagos masculine(sycophantic) adulación feminine
- She knew, truly enough however, that her godfather didn't believe in compliments and flattery unless they were earned.
- I usually have all kinds of flattery and nice words, and I could this time, too.
- I wonder what trinket or snippet of insincere flattery might gladden their hearts.
- He was not the sort of prince who adored flattery and adulation, public appearances and such.
- I have received more compliments and more flattery than is healthy for me.
- Why people comment me with such flatteries, I cannot think!
- So, notwithstanding the suggestion of the article, obviously not all such comments are merely insincere flattery.
- He needed Bill's insincere flattery, even though he was only partly swayed by it.
- He begins with a little flattery, praising our very presence.
- As I expected, no man could resist my puppy charms for long - especially when combined with ego-stroking flatteries.
- Yes, flattery and a show of interest will get you everywhere.
- They continued to walk along in the garden, Mack enchanting her with his flatteries and humorous stories about himself that he made up on the spot.
- A smarmy radio station Director considers himself positively brilliant by getting rid of a troublesome author through insincere flattery.
- Compliments and flattery are nice, but I can offer you much, much more.
- He had merely spoken kindly and sincerely to her, not using the meaningless flattery most courtiers employed in her presence.
- There are some who fear that lavish praise equates flattery.
- You are not inclined toward flattery, so any compliment you give is earned.
- His premise is a cheery one, that flattery lies between praise and porky pies, something that can certainly be abused by charlatans and rogues but which also acts as a social lubricant.
- He adds: ‘There's more to Italy than flattery, favours and back stabbing, you know.’
- Newly appointed ministers have always been the targets of inflated flattery from vested interests eager to gain an early place in their affections.
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