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Definition of flattering adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1making someone look more attractive a flattering dress The photo is not very flattering. A computer will help you select the most flattering shade of makeup.
  2. 2saying nice things about someone or something flattering remarks
  3. 3making someone feel pleased and special I found it flattering that he still recognized me after all these years.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flattering

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