Honeying
Honey Hon"ey, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Honeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Honeying}.] To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn. ``Honeying and making love.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Rough to common men, But honey at the whisper of a lord. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • honeying — hon·ey || hÊŒnɪ n. sweet sticky substance produced by honeybees; darling, sweetheart (term of endearment) v. flatter; sweeten with honey adj. of honey, resembling honey; sweet; containing honey …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Honey — Hon ey, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Honeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Honeying}.] To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn. Honeying and making love. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honeyed — Honey Hon ey, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Honeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Honeying}.] To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn. Honeying and making love.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • honey — honeyful, adj. honeyless, adj. honeylike, adj. /hun ee/, n., pl. honeys, adj., v., honeyed or honied, honeying. n. 1. a sweet, viscid fluid produced by bees from the nectar collected from flowers, and stored in nests or hives as food. 2. this… …   Universalium

  • honey — I. noun (plural honeys) Etymology: Middle English hony, from Old English hunig; akin to Old High German honag honey, and probably to Sanskrit kāñcana gold, Latin canicae bran Date: before 12th century 1. a. a sweet viscid material elaborated out… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • JOYCE (J.) — Joyce est peut être le dernier de ces héros des lettres pures qui ont marqué l’histoire occidentale. Il serait vain de prêter à l’écrivain irlandais un message social; en 1939, quand la guerre se déchaîna, il la trouva malencontreuse: qui allait… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • honey — {{11}}honey (n.) O.E. hunig, from P.Gmc. *hunagam (Cf. O.N. hunang, Swed. honung, O.S. huneg, O.Fris. hunig, M.Du. honich, Du. honig, O.H.G. honang, Ger. Honig honey ); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko yellow, golden (Cf. Skt …   Etymology dictionary

  • fawning — adj 1. servile, slavish, obsequious, Obs. obsequent, subservient, menial, Obs., Rare. vernile; submissive, docile, unassertive, compliant, acquiescent, deferential, Tomish, Uncle Tomish, tractable, mealy mouthed; groveling, crawling, creeping,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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