One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the old man sounded mollified by the flattery’
praise, adulation, compliments, blandishments, admiration, honeyed words, pats on the back
fawning, simpering, puffery, blarney, cajolery, wheedling
informal sweet talk, soft soap, spiel, buttering up, cosying up, toadying, currying favour, weasel words
British informal flannel
British vulgar slang arse-kissing, arse-licking
North American vulgar slang brown-nosing, ass-kissing, ass-licking
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