Translation of flattery in Spanish:


halagos, n.

Pronunciation /ˈflat(ə)ri//ˈflædəri/


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    halagos 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.