from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who wheedles.

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  • noun One who wheedles; a person who uses persistent asking to attain goals.

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

  • noun someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing


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  • His eyes are dead, while her barely suppressed desperation makes her look like a horse wheedler.

    A Grownup Look at Lennon as a 'Boy'

  • And, as he admitted it, his ears rang again with the plaints of his stranded fellow-countryman, a wheedler from the South Country, off whose tongue the familiar brogue had dripped like honey.

    Australia Felix

  • Noticing this, I have played the wheedler a bit; but now, look! the prop is deceiving the vine!

    The Wasps

  • Smith, wheedler of trout, landed us in quite an ambitious foamy surf at the foot of a declivity below our future host's farm.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • "Tell me a story, dear Tattah," said this born wheedler, patting my face with his little black paw.

    At Home with the Jardines

  • "What a young wheedler you are!" observed he, playfully rumpling up his son's fair hair.

    Ted and the Telephone

  • "You're the greatest wheedler I ever saw," she said.

    The Indifference of Juliet

  • "How well you play, dear!" said Natalie, the wheedler.

    Two on the Trail A Story of the Far Northwest

  • "A born wheedler," the colonel called her; but his wife thought "saucy minx" a more appropriate term, and wondered how Major Merryon could put up with her shameless trifling.

    The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories

  • Peachy, however, was a champion wheedler; she had a certain command over the Italian language, and could persuade Antonio, in his native tongue, of the absolute necessity of her demands.

    The Jolliest School of All


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