American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Flattering

FLAT’TERING, ppr.

1. Gratifying with praise; pleasing by applause; wheedling; coaxing.

2. a. Pleasing to pride or vanity; gratifying to self-love; as a flattering eulogy. The minister gives a flattering account of his reception at court.

3. Pleasing; favorable; encouraging hope. We have a flattering prospect of an abundant harvest. The symptoms of the disease are flattering.

4. Practicing adulation; uttering false praise; as a flattering tongue.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Flattering," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed August 7, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4U2TIQNATJQPE77.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Flattering." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 7 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4U2TIQNATJQPE77.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Flattering' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 7 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4U2TIQNATJQPE77.