blarney

  • 1Blarney — Administration Nom irlandais An Bhlarna Pays Irlande Province Munster Comté Comté de Cork Démographie …

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  • 2blarney — lar ney (bl[aum]r n[y^]), n. [Blarney, a village and castle near Cork in Ireland.] Smooth, wheedling talk; flattery. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {Blarney stone}, a stone in Blarney castle, Ireland (built in 1446), said to make those who kiss it… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Blarney — Blar ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blarneyed} ( n[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blarneying}.] To influence by blarney; to wheedle with smooth talk; to make or accomplish by blarney. Blarneyed the landlord. Irving. [1913 Webster] Had blarneyed his way from… …

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  • 4blarney — [blär′nē] n. [see BLARNEY STONE] smooth talk used in flattering or coaxing vt., vi. blarneyed, blarneying to engage in blarney (with) …

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  • 5blarney — 1796, from Blarney Stone (which is said to make a persuasive flatterer of any who kiss it), in a castle near Cork, Ireland; reached wide currency through Lady Blarny, the smooth talking flatterer in Goldsmith s Vicar of Wakefield (1766). As a… …

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  • 6blarney — ► NOUN ▪ talk intended to be charming or flattering. ORIGIN named after Blarney Castle in Ireland, where there is a stone said to give persuasive speech to anyone who kisses it …

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  • 7Blarney — (spr. blārnĭ), oft genanntes Dorf bei Cork (Irland), mit altem Schloß (15. Jahrh.), in dessen Mauer an schwer zugänglicher Stelle ein Stein (der B. stone) sich befindet, der denjenigen, der ihn küßt, zum geschickten Schmeichler machen soll. Daher …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8blarney — [n] flattery adulation, a line*, baloney*, blandishment, cajolery, coaxing, compliments, exaggeration, eyewash*, fawning*, honey*, incense, ingratiation, inveiglement, oil*, overpraise, soft soap*, soft words, sweet talk*, wheedling; concept 69 …

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  • 9Blarney — Infobox Irish Place name = Blarney gaeilge = An Bhlárna crest motto = map pin coords = left: 125px; top: 55px north coord = 51.933067 | west coord = 8.567952 | irish grid = W610759 area = | elevation = province = Munster county = County Cork town …

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  • 10blarney — /blahr nee/, n., v., blarneyed, blarneying. n. 1. flattering or wheedling talk; cajolery. 2. deceptive or misleading talk; nonsense; hooey: a lot of blarney about why he was broke. v.t., v.i. 3. to flatter or wheedle; use blarney: He blarneys his …

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  • 11Blarney — Der Name Blarney bezeichnet: Blarney (County Cork), ein Dorf in Irland darin gelegen das Blarney Castle (2320) Blarney, einen Asteroiden Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit dems …

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  • 12blarney — noun Etymology: Blarney stone, a stone in Blarney Castle, near Cork, Ireland, held to bestow skill in flattery on those who kiss it Date: 1784 1. skillful flattery ; blandishment 2. nonsense, humbug • blarney verb …

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  • 13blarney — UK [ˈblɑː(r)nɪ] / US [ˈblɑrnɪ] noun [uncountable] Irish a friendly way of talking to people and saying nice things about them that makes it easy to persuade people to do what you want • Etymology: From the Blarney Stone , a large stone in Blarney …

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  • 14blarney — /ˈblani / (say blahnee) noun 1. flattering or wheedling talk; cajolery. –verb (t) (blarneyed, blarneying) 2. to ply or beguile with blarney; use blarney; wheedle. {from the Blarney Stone} …

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  • 15Blarney — Original name in latin Blarney Name in other language An Bhlarna, Blarney State code IE Continent/City Europe/Dublin longitude 51.93333 latitude 8.56667 altitude 37 Population 2215 Date 2012 01 18 …

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  • 16blarney — blar|ney [ˈbla:ni US a:r ] n [U] informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Blarney Stone, large piece of stone in Blarney Castle, Ireland which is said to give skill in flattery to people who kiss it] pleasant but untrue things that you say to someone… …

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  • 17blarney — blar•ney [[t]ˈblɑr ni[/t]] n. 1) flattery; cajolery 2) misleading nonsense 3) to flatter or deceive with blarney • Etymology: 1790–1800; alluding to the Blarney stone, in a castle near Cork, Ireland; it is said to impart skill in flattery to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18blarney — n. & v. n. 1 cajoling talk; flattery. 2 nonsense. v. ( eys, eyed) 1 tr. flatter (a person) with blarney. 2 intr. talk flatteringly. Etymology: Blarney, an Irish castle near Cork with a stone said to confer a cajoling tongue on whoever kisses it …

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  • 19blarney — 1. noun a) Ability to talk constantly. He is full of blarney. b) Mindless chatter. 2. verb To beguile with …

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  • 20blarney — [[t]blɑ͟ː(r)ni[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Blarney is things someone says that are flattering and amusing but probably untrue, and which you think they are only saying in order to please you or to persuade you to do something …

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