How to say 

"Flattery" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Jan 26, 2023 (see all)
лесть
[ lyest' ]
Noun , feminine
flattery, adulation, cajolery

Morphemic analysis

лесть
root: лесть

Etymology

The word originated from the Old Slavonic, Old Russian languages. The primary source of the word was the common Slavic root "lьstь", which came from the languages of the Germanic group, presumably the Gothic language - "list", which means "intrigues, cunning".
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Examples of "Flattery" in Russian

  • Окружённый безме́рной ле́стью, он и́скренне уве́ровал в своё могу́щество.

    ak-ru-zhyón-nyî beez-myér-naî lyést'-yu, on éesk-reen-nye u-vyé-ra-val f sva-yó ma-gú-scheest-va

    Surrounded by immeasurable flattery, he sincerely believed in his power.

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  • Его́ го́лос со лжи́выми но́тками ле́сти заста́вил её передёрнуться.

    ye-vó gó-las sa lzhée-vy-mee nót-ka-mee lyés-tee zas-tá-veel ye-yó pee-ree-dyór-nu-tsa

    His voice with a false note of flattery made her wince.

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Declension of the word лесть

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Nom. лесть
Genitive Gen. ле́сти
Dative Dat. ле́сти
Accusative Acc. лесть
Instrumental Inst. ле́стью
Prepositional Prep. ле́сти

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