What is another word for flatterer?

230 synonyms found


[ flˈatəɹə], [ flˈatəɹə], [ f_l_ˈa_t_ə_ɹ_ə]

A flatterer is someone who exaggerates compliments to gain favor or manipulate others. Synonyms for flatterer include sycophant, toady, yes-man, fawner, adulator, bootlicker, and brownnoser. A sycophant is someone who ingratiates themselves with someone in power, either by flattery or sucking up. A toady is similar to a sycophant but can also be more generalized in its definition. A yes-man is someone who always agrees with the opinions of others, regardless of their true thoughts. A fawner is someone who flatters others excessively to gain their good will. An adulator is someone who flatters in an insincere or over-the-top manner. A bootlicker and brownnoser both refer to someone who will do anything to win favor with another person, even sacrificing their own dignity.

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How to use "Flatterer" in context?

| A flatterer is someone who intentionally seeks to make another person feel good about themselves in order to gain an advantage over them. They may do this in a number of ways, from complimenting the other person overly often to pouring their heart out in an attempt to create a relationship of trust. While some flatters may be sincere, others may use their words as a way to manipulate.

Flattery can be a successful tool in building relationships, but it can also be incredibly damaging if used improperly. A flatterer may inadvertently reinforce negative thoughts and beliefs that the other person has about themselves, leading to an unnecessarily positive view of that person.

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