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synonyms for wheedling

  • cajole
  • finagle
  • banter
  • blandish
  • charm
  • coax
  • con
  • court
  • draw
  • entice
  • flatter
  • inveigle
  • kowtow
  • oil
  • persuade
  • seduce
  • snow
  • soap
  • soft-soap
  • sweet-talk
  • worm
  • butter up
  • lay it on
  • soften up
  • spread it on
  • sweeten up
  • work on
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antonyms for wheedling

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  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • dissuade
  • offend
  • repel
  • repulse
  • turn off
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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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WHEEDLING

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