noun, plural flat·ter·ies.

  1. the act of flattering.
  2. a flattering compliment or speech; excessive, insincere praise.


  1. Cape, a cape in NW Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula, at the entrance to Juan de Fuca Strait.

noun plural -teries

  1. the act of flattering
  2. excessive or insincere praise

early 14c., from Old French flaterie, from flater (see flatter).

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