adulation, blandishment, compliments, flattering remarks, gallantry, honeyed words, unctuousness, sycophancy, praise, fulsome praise, excessive compliment, plaudits, applause, eulogy, accolade, insincere commendation, false praise, commendation, tribute, encomium, puffery, cajolery, palaver, gratification, pretty speeches, soft words, fawning, toadying, wheedling, sweet talk, blarney, applesauce*, apple polishing*, banana oil*, soft soap*, eyewash*, hokum*, oil*, lip salve*, stroking*, strokes*, brown-nosing*, bootlicking*, ego massage*.
Excessive, ingratiating praise:adulation, blandishment, blarney, incense2, oil, slaver. (Informal) soft soap. Idiom: honeyed words. See praise Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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