Synonyms for honeyed

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On that, the brute inquired with honeyed accents where they were staying.

I can see through your game, I see you want to come it over me with your honeyed words.

Now and again you threw me flowers, not half so honeyed as your smiles.

In vain was the blushing cheek averted, and the honeyed lips.

"Yes," said Abe, spitting the seeds out from a mouthful of honeyed pulp.

"It was so kind of you not to send me away, Mr. Treadwell," she said in honeyed accents.

The insult was too savage, and his egotism too brutal, for honeyed phrases to blind her.

Over all was the glare of arclights, and the flutter of honeyed tongues.

He kept his honeyed phrase to himself, however, for she was not heeding him.

The smile was no longer sweet, though the words from the lips were honeyed.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cf. Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon huneg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cf. Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented by Gothic miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HONEYED

cloying

adjectivesickly sweet
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