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  • as infulsome
  • as inpersuasive
  • as inblandishment
  • as inblarney
  • as inpersuasion

synonyms for wheedling

  • alluring
  • cogent
  • compelling
  • conclusive
  • convincing
  • credible
  • effective
  • eloquent
  • energetic
  • forceful
  • impressive
  • influential
  • inspiring
  • logical
  • plausible
  • potent
  • powerful
  • valid
  • convictive
  • effectual
  • efficacious
  • efficient
  • enticing
  • forcible
  • impelling
  • inducing
  • inveigling
  • luring
  • moving
  • pointed
  • seductive
  • slick
  • smooth
  • soft sell
  • sound
  • stimulating
  • stringent
  • strong
  • swaying
  • telling
  • touching
  • unctuous
  • weighty
  • winning
  • adulation
  • allurement
  • blarney
  • cajolery
  • coaxing
  • enticement
  • praise
  • sycophancy
  • fawning
  • honeyed words
  • sweet-talk
  • sweet words

antonyms for wheedling

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  • reasonable
  • sincere
  • implausible
  • impotent
  • improbable
  • incapable
  • incredible
  • ineffective
  • invalid
  • unbelievable
  • unlikely
  • unreasonable
  • weak
  • dampening
  • discouraging
  • disheartening
  • ineffectual
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    How to use wheedling in a sentence

    "No compriendo," he stammered, though I had heard him use good-enough English of a sort in wheedling for tips.
    WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
    The lady in nankeen now began, in a wheedling, coaxing voice, to beg 'Kate' to appear.
    THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
    I think she must have had a kind of notion that it was a coaxing, wheedling little stool.
    THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTHCHARLES DICKENS
    He had a way of speaking that sounded uncivil to ears attuned to the soft Irish accent and the wheedling tone.
    THE WILD GEESESTANLEY JOHN WEYMAN
    The reason he was now become so wheedling and she so mysterious was (in brief) that they knew they were about to be sent to bed.
    THE LITTLE WHITE BIRDJ. M. BARRIE
    Only a little wheedling and fondling—only a kiss or two—and a lie or two!
    MR. WITT'S WIDOWANTHONY HOPE
    Did you ever fail of anything when you put on that wheedling face and tone?
    THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
    “It's nothin' but the bill,” replied Silas, in a wheedling whisper.
    PEMBROKEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
    There was nothing wheedling about McIntyre at that instant; he was thoroughly incensed.
    THE RED SEALNATALIE SUMNER LINCOLN
    Now Ill be bound that she has been wheedling you to get her off, Gavan, said the general, with genial banter.
    THE SHADOW OF LIFEANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO WHEEDLING

    • adulation
    • allurement
    • blarney
    • cajolery
    • coaxing
    • enticement
    • fawning
    • honeyed words
    • praise
    • sweet words
    • sweet-talk
    • sycophancy
    • wheedling
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