adjective Date: 1579 ingratiating in speech

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Smooth-tongued — a. Having a smooth tongue; plausible; flattering. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smooth-tongued — [smo͞oth′tuŋd΄] adj. smooth spoken, esp. in a plausible or flattering way …   English World dictionary

  • smooth-tongued — smooth′ tongued′ adj. fluent in speech; glib • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • smooth-tongued — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ insincerely flattering …   English terms dictionary

  • smooth-tongued — adjective artfully persuasive in speech a glib tongue a smooth tongued hypocrite • Syn: ↑glib, ↑glib tongued • Similar to: ↑persuasive • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • smooth tongued — Synonyms and related words: Ciceronian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Tullian, adulatory, articulate, bland, blandishing, blarneying, buttery, cajoling, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, disarming, eloquent, facund, fair spoken, fawning,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smooth-tongued — a. Plausible, flattering, cozening, adulatory, smooth, smooth spoken, fair spoken …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • smooth-tongued — /ˈsmuð tʌŋd/ (say smoohdh tungd) adjective 1. Also, smooth spoken. plausible. 2. flattering; glib …   Australian English dictionary

  • smooth-tongued — /smoohdh tungd /, adj. fluent or convincing in speech; glib. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • smooth-tongued — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by ready but often insincere or superficial discourse: facile, glib, slick. See SURFACE, WORDS …   English dictionary for students

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