Definitions

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  • adjective In a positive mood because of a comment or action which causes one to feel proud of oneself.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of flatter.

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Examples

  • The phrase flattered the general, touched him, and pleased him mightily.

    The Idiot

  • The phrase flattered the general, touched him, and pleased him mightily.

    The Idiot

  • President and his Ministers a civility by which those ladies would have been all the more flattered, that is to say which would have made them more inclined, in their satisfaction, to be grateful to the Vaugouberts, inasmuch as they would have supposed that civility to be spontaneous, and not dictated by them.

    The Captive

  • He was convinced now that his host's kindness was in truth a mere graceful act of welcome, due largely to his father's standing, and the idea flattered him very much.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit Being a Record of the Adventures of a Live American Young Man

  • PARANOID SELF-LOATHING GOP LOBBYIST THINKS CHRIS MATTHEWS IS LISTENING TO HIM - Our favorite Paranoid Self-Loathing GOP Lobbyist, still awake after a 48 hour toenail-picking binge, said he was "flattered" that Chris Matthews mentioned a little sodium pentathol would get a more truthful speech out of Rand Paul.

    HUFFPOST HILL - NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010

  • PARANOID SELF-LOATHING GOP LOBBYIST THINKS CHRIS MATTHEWS IS LISTENING TO HIM - Our favorite Paranoid Self-Loathing GOP Lobbyist, still awake after a 48 hour toenail-picking binge, said he was "flattered" that Chris Matthews mentioned a little sodium pentathol would get a more truthful speech out of Rand Paul.

    HUFFPOST HILL - NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010

  • Asked Wednesday evening about the Democratic move, Johanns acknowledged that "it really is the same amendment" but said that he was "actually kind of flattered" by the maneuver.

    Health care 1099 repeal amendment a gift to Stabenow

  • Decades ago women with long hair were talked into cutting it because the hairdressers said it "flattered" their faces.

    Modest Feminine Dress From the Pages of 1990 Victoria Magazine

  • Kaine said he is "flattered" by interest in his possible candidacy.

    Democrat Tim Kaine to talk to Obama about Va. Senate race

  • PARANOID SELF-LOATHING GOP LOBBYIST THINKS CHRIS MATTHEWS IS LISTENING TO HIM - Our favorite Paranoid Self-Loathing GOP Lobbyist, still awake after a 48 hour toenail-picking binge, said he was "flattered" that Chris Matthews mentioned a little sodium pentathol would get a more truthful speech out of Rand Paul.

    HUFFPOST HILL - NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010

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