Wheedling
Wheedle Whee"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wheedled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wheedling}.] [Cf. G. wedeln to wag with the tail, as a dog, wedel a fan, tail, brush, OHG. wadal; akin to G. wehen to blow, and E. wind, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To entice by soft words; to cajole; to flatter; to coax. [1913 Webster]

The unlucky art of wheedling fools. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

And wheedle a world that loves him not. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To grain, or get away, by flattery. [1913 Webster]

A deed of settlement of the best part of her estate, which I wheedled out of her. --Congreve. [1913 Webster]


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  • wheedling — noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery • Syn: ↑blandishment • Derivationally related forms: ↑wheedle, ↑blandish (for: ↑blandishment) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheedling — Synonyms and related words: adulation, adulatory, allurement, bland, blandishing, blandishment, blarney, blarneying, bunkum, buttery, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, cajoling, coaxing, compliment, complimentary, conning, courtierly, courtly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wheedling — whee|dling [ widlıŋ, hwidlıŋ ] adjective asking for something continuously in an annoying way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wheedling — whee·dle || hwɪːdl / w v. coax by flattery or enticement; obtain through flattery or seduction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wheedling — UK [ˈwiːd(ə)lɪŋ] / US [ˈwɪd(ə)lɪŋ] / US [ˈhwɪd(ə)lɪŋ] adjective asking for something continuously in an annoying way …   English dictionary

  • αἱμυλώτερον — αἱμύλος wheedling adverbial comp αἱμύλος wheedling masc acc comp sg αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc comp sg αἱμύλος wheedling masc acc comp sg αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc comp sg αἱμύλος wheedling adverbial …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • αἱμυλώτατα — αἱμύλος wheedling adverbial superl αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc superl pl αἱμύλος wheedling adverbial superl αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc superl pl …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • αἱμυλώτατον — αἱμύλος wheedling masc acc superl sg αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc superl sg αἱμύλος wheedling masc acc superl sg αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc superl sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • αἱμύλα — αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc pl αἱμύλᾱ , αἱμύλος wheedling fem nom/voc/acc dual αἱμύλᾱ , αἱμύλος wheedling fem nom/voc sg (doric aeolic) αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc pl …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • αἱμύλον — αἱμύλος wheedling masc acc sg αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc sg αἱμύλος wheedling masc/fem acc sg αἱμύλος wheedling neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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