Definition of flattering adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflætərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflætərɪŋ//
    Happiness, Describing clothes
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  1. 1making somebody look more attractive a flattering dress The photo is not very flattering. A computer will help you select the most flattering shade of make-up. See related entries: Describing clothes
  2. 2saying nice things about somebody/something flattering remarks
  3. 3making somebody feel pleased and special I found it flattering that he still recognized me after all these years. See related entries: Happiness
  4. Extra examples This style of dress is flattering to most women. He made several flattering remarks. Her co-stars were always very flattering about her. My boss’s report on me wasn’t very flattering!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flattering

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