Flatter is when you compliment someone in a way that is not sincere.
To be flattered although is kinda saying "it's so nice of you"
And what about "I feel flattered"?

  • Flattery doesn't necessarily involve insincerity—in fact, it often doesn't. Commented Jul 26, 2019 at 3:49

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As pointed by Jason Bassford and according to the Cambridge Dictionary, flatter doesn't imply always insincerity.

to praise someone in order to make them feel attractive or important, sometimes in a way that is not sincere

In the linked page you can also find the following definition indicating that be flattered = feel flattered

be/feel flattered
to feel very pleased and proud because someone has said good things about you or has made you feel important

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