Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Speaking smoothly or pleasantly; plausibly; insinuating.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Speaking smoothly; plausible; flattering; smooth-tongued.
- adj. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
““Now, a plague upon all smooth-spoken hosts!” said Wayland, unable longer to suppress his mortification and uneasiness.”
“The smooth-spoken fellows seldom betray emotion except when cloth or tobacco is concerned; “dissimulation is as natural to them as breathing,” and I have called one of their chiefs”
“After people had been disarmed by his likable smile, bright brown eyes, and smooth-spoken flattery, he would extract concessions before they realized they had parted with them.”
“If I must choose one or the other, I prefer a rough-spoken soldier to a smooth-spoken courtier.”
“He was always a villain, smooth-spoken and plausible, but a dangerous, subtle villain all the same.”
“This roughshod caller with his smooth-spoken propositions must have given Washington pause, for he asked the opinion of Dr. James Craik, who began an investigation of the man.”
“A tight, trig, bustling body she, black and polished as ebony, smooth-spoken and respectful, and quite a favorite with everybody.”
“The man who has taken part in the artificialities of a London season, or has been a spectator of its petty rivalries, returns joyfully to a simpler life; the woman who is prone to deify the smooth-spoken Englishman, learns through him to value the more homely virtues of colonial manhood.”
“Not that this is as great a defect as the lack of the word _compliment_ would be in these smooth-spoken times, but still the want is felt, and the feeling is shown by such awkward expedients as the expression 'a left-handed compliment. ”
“Bitterly did he now regret having cast in his lot with the smooth-spoken stranger who had been so sympathetic with him in his troubles at home.”
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