Antonyms of verb flatter

1 sense of flatter

Sense 1
flatter, blandish -- (praise somewhat dishonestly)
       Antonym of disparage (Sense 1)
      => disparage, belittle, pick at -- (express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flatter

1 sense of flatter

Sense 1
flatter, blandish -- (praise somewhat dishonestly)
       => praise -- (express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance")

Antonyms of adj flat

15 senses of flat

Sense 1
flat, level, plane -- (having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams")

INDIRECT (VIA even) -> uneven -- (not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain")

Sense 2
flat -- (having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness; "flat computer monitors")

INDIRECT (VIA linear, planar) -> cubic, three-dimensional -- (having three dimensions)
INDIRECT (VIA planar, cubic) -> linear, one-dimensional -- (of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension; "a linear measurement")

Sense 3
categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional -- (not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal")

INDIRECT (VIA unqualified) -> qualified -- (limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval")

Sense 4
flat, prostrate -- (stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor")

INDIRECT (VIA unerect) -> erect, vertical, upright -- (upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright")

Sense 5
flat (vs. contrasty) -- (lacking contrast or shading between tones)

contrasty (vs. flat) -- (having sharp differences between black and white)

Sense 6
flat (vs. natural) (vs. sharp) -- ((of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat")

natural (vs. sharp) (vs. flat) -- ((of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone; "a natural scale"; "B natural")
sharp (vs. flat) (vs. natural) -- ((of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp")

Sense 7
compressed, flat -- (flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes))

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> thick -- (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets")

Sense 8
bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid -- (lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea")

INDIRECT (VIA tasteless) -> tasty -- (pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel")

Sense 9
bland, flat -- (lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke")

INDIRECT (VIA unstimulating) -> stimulating -- (rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion")

Sense 10
flat -- (having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola")

INDIRECT (VIA noneffervescent) -> effervescent -- ((of a liquid) giving off bubbles)

Sense 11
flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous -- (sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting")

INDIRECT (VIA unmodulated) -> modulated -- (changed or adjusted in pitch, tone, or volume)

Sense 12
flat -- (horizontally level; "a flat roof")

INDIRECT (VIA inclined, horizontal) -> vertical, perpendicular -- (at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"; "measure the perpendicular height")
INDIRECT (VIA horizontal, vertical) -> inclined -- (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane")

Sense 13
two-dimensional, 2-dimensional, flat -- (lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth; "a film with two-dimensional characters"; "a flat two-dimensional painting")

INDIRECT (VIA multidimensional) -> unidimensional, one-dimensional -- (relating to a single dimension or aspect; having no depth or scope; "a prose statement of fact is unidimensional, its value being measured wholly in terms of its truth"- Mary Sheehan; "a novel with one-dimensional characters")

Sense 14
flat, mat, matt, matte, matted -- (not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish")

INDIRECT (VIA dull) -> bright -- (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room")

Sense 15
flat -- (commercially inactive; "flat sales for the month"; "prices remained flat"; "a flat market")

INDIRECT (VIA inactive) -> active -- (tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis")

Similarity of adj flat

15 senses of flat

Sense 1
flat, level, plane -- (having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams")
       => even (vs. uneven) -- (being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window")

Sense 2
flat -- (having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness; "flat computer monitors")
       => planar (vs. cubic) (vs. linear), two-dimensional -- (involving two dimensions)

Sense 3
categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional -- (not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal")
       => unqualified (vs. qualified) -- (not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial")

Sense 4
flat, prostrate -- (stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor")
       => unerect (vs. erect) -- (not upright in position or posture)

Sense 5
flat (vs. contrasty) -- (lacking contrast or shading between tones)

Sense 6
flat (vs. natural) (vs. sharp) -- ((of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat")

Sense 7
compressed, flat -- (flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes))
       => thin (vs. thick) -- (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint")

Sense 8
bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid -- (lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea")
       => tasteless (vs. tasty) -- (lacking flavor)

Sense 9
bland, flat -- (lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke")
       => unstimulating (vs. stimulating), unexciting -- (not stimulating)

Sense 10
flat -- (having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola")
       => noneffervescent (vs. effervescent) -- (not effervescent)

Sense 11
flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous -- (sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting")
       => unmodulated (vs. modulated) -- (characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume; "he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria")

Sense 12
flat -- (horizontally level; "a flat roof")
       => horizontal (vs. vertical) (vs. inclined) -- (parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface")

Sense 13
two-dimensional, 2-dimensional, flat -- (lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth; "a film with two-dimensional characters"; "a flat two-dimensional painting")
       => multidimensional (vs. unidimensional) -- (having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects; "multidimensional problems"; "a multidimensional proposition"; "a multidimensional personality")

Sense 14
flat, mat, matt, matte, matted -- (not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish")
       => dull (vs. bright) -- (emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky")

Sense 15
flat -- (commercially inactive; "flat sales for the month"; "prices remained flat"; "a flat market")
       => inactive (vs. active) -- ((pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly)

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