UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈflætərɪŋ/

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. that was a flattering [compliment, thing to say]
  2. gave her a flattering compliment
  3. you don't have to be so flattering
  4. is flattering to [know, hear]
  5. that's flattering, but I [have, must] decline
  6. a flattering [haircut, dress]
  7. that [dress, shirt] is [not, very] flattering
  8. the [dress] is flattering on you
  9. the [dress] has a flattering [fit, shape]
  10. is flattering to [hips, legs]
  11. not at all flattering to your [shape, subject]
  12. a less-than-flattering [picture, depiction, portrayal]
  13. flattering and [comfortable, slimming, stylish]
  14. (the most) flattering lighting
  15. is a flattering [picture, photo, portrait]
  16. is not a (very) flattering [picture] of you
  17. paints a flattering picture of
  18. a flattering [acknowledgement, speech, introduction]
  19. flattering words
  20. UK: the [score, scoreline] was very flattering
  21. UK: flattering on the [home, away, visiting] team
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. flatter the [host, waitress, boss, shop assistant, object of his desire]
  2. flattered her by [commenting on, saying, praising]
  3. flattered by the [compliment, invitation, praise]
  4. flattered him with [compliments]
  5. flattered (him) to [avoid, get, make, have]
  6. the [photo, portrait] flatters your [body, features]
  7. [clothes, dresses] [that] flatter
  8. [clothes] [that, to] flatter [a fuller figure, your shape, any body type]
  9. it flatters me to [know, think, hear] (that)
  10. flattered himself that (he had performed well)
  11. I (like to) flatter myself that
  12. don't flatter yourself
  13. flatter his ego
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