Schmeichelei {f}

Schmeichelei {f}


Worttrennung:
Schmei | che | lei


Deutsch:
(Substantiv) feminin – schmeichelnde Äußerung, Bemerkung


English: flattery (noun); plural noun: flatteries


definition:

  • excessive and insincere praise, given especially to further one’s own interests.
  • false praise
  • false compliments

examples:

  1. “she allowed no hint of flattery to enter her voice”
  2. Trotz seiner Schmeicheleien wollte sie nicht mit ihm zusammen sein.
  3. „Falls diese Bemerkung als Schmeichelei gemeint war, verstand Csoma sie nicht so.“ – Edward Fox: Der Mann, der zum Himmel ging. Ein Ungar in Tibet. Wagenbach, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-8031-2578-1, Seite 23.

synonyms:

honeyed words, adulation, applause, approbation, blandishment, blarney, cajolery, commendation, encomium, eulogy, eyewash, flummery, fulsomeness, gallantry, gratification, hokum, incense, ingratiation, jive, mush, obsequiousness, palaver, plaudits, puffery, servility, smoke, snow, stroke, sycophancy, tribute, truckling, unctuousness, bootlicking, fawning, flattering, laud, pretty speech, snow job, soft words, soft-soap, sweet talk, toadyism


synonyms (if flattery were sincere):

praise, adulation, compliments, blandishments, admiration