Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or art of coaxing, cajoling, or deluding by flattery.
- v. present participle of wheedle.
- n. the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
“If you have a good plan, if you can prove that it will work, what is the necessity for 'wheedling' anybody?”
“And they enslaved you over again — but not frankly, as the true, noble men would do with weight of their own right arms, but secretly, by spidery machinations and by wheedling and cajolery and lies.”
“On any one else, this might be “wheedling.” datingjesus”
“But it's not just that Friedman is a little late to this realization, it's his tone of neo-Victorian moral condescension, that wheedling, whining schoolmarm-on-a-laptop tone of his that drives me beserko.”
“I tried to study her face for some trace of the winning girl I'd known, but there was nothing left in either her drained appearance or her wheedling manner.”
“The guttural voice became desperate and wheedling.”
“Finally, after some wheedling, she consented to a shish taouk sandwich.”
“And Barratt successfully shows that under the mayor's wheedling sycophancy lurks a monster who dispatches his enemies to a torture chamber with an ominously naked bulb.”
“Isabella tried a softer approach, wheedling like a turkey whisperer.”
“There was no such luck for poor Fox in spite of Geraldo's wheedling and prodding.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘wheedling’.
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
Words you love saying because they feel and sound so good!
(Not to be conflated with words you love saying because they are onomatopoeic, I have another list for that)
... as in "by James Joyce"
The delicious wonderful words that I love terribly dearly and without which, the world would be a less inventive and worthwhile place. Also, ostensibly, the reason 1984 and esperanto secretly suck.
Words used to describe one's voice.
Looking for tweets for wheedling.