from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Speaking or spoken in an artfully suave manner; ingratiating. See Synonyms at glib.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a smooth tongue; plausible; flattering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Using smooth words; smooth-spoken; plausible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. artfully persuasive in speech
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Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
Mona, if she thought about it, though she didn't often because of the regret it caused her, could blame Joanie's progression from adolescent rebellion to active dislike on the advent in the local amateur dramatic society of a certain plump self-satisfied thirty-year-old smooth-tongued Peregrine Vine, assistant to auctioneers of antiques and fine arts.
This shrewd, smooth-tongued politico from Illinois conveyed to the gilded parasites exactly what they wanted to find out as well.
“I know not on what we could ground any,” said the smooth-tongued Conrade, “unless it were that the King of England carries off from his poor brothers of the war all the fame which they might have hoped to gain in the expedition.”
Its weapons were smooth-tongued lies spoken into microphones and printed on the front pages of America's newspapers....
Perhaps it would be useful for some Lit Crit people to deconstruct this fragment from Kipling: Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
While smooth-tongued telemarketers shilling Nigerian oil shares are easy to blow off, wide-eyed neighborhood kids selling Girl Scout cookies will always get you running for your wallet.
It makes the place the perfect breeding ground for potential victims of a smooth-tongued pervert on the phone.
“They will endure all, ere they would accept the protection of such a smooth-tongued hypocrite,” answered the Major indignantly;
Our readers may recollect a certain smooth-tongued, lank-haired, buckram-suited, Scottish scrivener, who, in the earlier part of this history, appeared in the character of a protege of George Heriot.