When an outfit makes a person look extremely fat.
"Wow. That dress is so fattering on her."
by Pumpernickle Jonny April 28, 2010

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When something should look flattering on you, but just makes you look fat. Fattering.
Used in a sentence - 'I'm not so sure about those pants... they're kind of fattering.'

Or when you're trying to give a compliment, but don't think it's deserved- 'Wow! Those pants are extremely fattering!'
by jd9d April 06, 2010

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The opposite of flattering.
Can be used to avoid lying when someone asks you if they look fat if said quickly enough.
Girl: Do these pants make me look fat?
Guy: No, it is very fattering.
Girl: Thanks.
by chicky noodles May 24, 2014

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A sarcastic version of the word 'flattering'.
My brother just called me a bitch. How very fattering of him.
by Hedjaninja June 22, 2007

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