Verboticism: Flattersnare

'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈflædɚˌsnɛɹ/

Sentence: The sort of person who gets caught in a flattersnare tends to care about others' feelings and escape generally means doing even more damage to the trapper's feelings, so escape is generally difficult. However, repeatedly trapping the same person is dangerous as even the biggest softy in the world has their limits.

Etymology: from flatter + snare

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Comments: Flattersnare

silveryaspen - 2008-02-27: 11:57:00
So strong a word, I feel snared by it!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-27: 16:00:00
Good word.