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  • v. Present participle of coax.
  • adj. Serving to coax.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. p. pr. of coax.
  • adj. Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of wheedling; cajolery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. flattery designed to gain favor
  • adj. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade


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