Flat·ter·y n.; pl. Flatteries The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by artful commendation or compliments; adulation; false, insincere, or excessive praise.
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present. --Rambler.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. --Burke.
Syn: -- Adulation; compliment; obsequiousness. See Adulation.
n : excessive or insincere praise