Harmful Praise

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Praise which has absolutely no negative connotations can, at times, fall under the category of avak loshon hara. It is forbidden to publicize a person’s hospitality or generosity if this will cause the insincere and undeserving to take advantage of the person, causing him monetary loss and emotional discomfort.

Sefer Chofetz Chaim, 4 Cheshvan, page 116

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