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synonyms for blarney

  • adulation
  • baloney
  • blandishment
  • cajolery
  • coaxing
  • compliments
  • exaggeration
  • eyewash
  • fawning
  • honey
  • incense
  • ingratiation
  • oil
  • overpraise
  • wheedling
  • a line
  • inveiglement
  • soft soap
  • soft words
  • sweet-talk
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How to use blarney in a sentence

The Irish race appear to have kissed the Blarney stone in globo.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
We'll send Travers back with a little collection, to fix it up with the farmer, and blarney him out of taking any action.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
One passes on the way to the wildwood, where everybody goes as often as may be,—a so-called "blarney stone."
OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO ALASKACHARLES WARREN STODDARD
There is deposited the celebrated Blarney stone, a touch of which imparts to the tongue of the pilgrim the gift of persuasion.
THE FELON'S TRACKMICHAEL DOHENY
But if he'll be so quick with his tongue in Tralee Market, he'll chance on one here and there that he'll not blarney so easily!
THE WILD GEESESTANLEY JOHN WEYMAN
To woo and win the girl of your heart, give me a rich brogue and the least taste in life of blarney!
CHARLES O'MALLEY, THE IRISH DRAGOON, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)CHARLES LEVER
Ah, Katty, you have been kissing the blarney-stone, she said.
SIGNING THE CONTRACT AND WHAT IT COSTMARTHA FINLEY
They are at any one's disposal, and are confessedly hollow blarney.
CHARLOTTE BRONTT. WEMYSS REID
Since Blarney, the castle, and the lake are practically a suburb of Cork, they should be considered therewith.
ROMANTIC IRELAND; VOLUME 2/2M.F AND B. MCM. MANSFIELD
Charley, I believe if an Irishman hadn't a potato to put in his blarney-ing mouth, he would own a pipe and a puppy.
LITTLE FERNS FOR FANNY'S LITTLE FRIENDSFANNY FERN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BLARNEY

  • adulation
  • allurement
  • blarney
  • cajolery
  • coaxing
  • enticement
  • fawning
  • honeyed words
  • praise
  • sweet words
  • sweet-talk
  • sycophancy
  • wheedling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.