Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or art of coaxing, cajoling, or deluding by flattery.

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  • verb Present participle of wheedle.

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  • noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

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Examples

  • "If you have a good plan, if you can prove that it will work, what is the necessity for 'wheedling' anybody?

    A Daughter of the Land

  • 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.

    Robert Teitelman: Thomas Friedman Discovers Reinvention Again

  • 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.

    Government Inspector – review

  • Isabella tried a softer approach, wheedling like a turkey whisperer.

    At Hidden Falls

  • Finally, after some wheedling, she consented to a shish taouk sandwich.

    Day of Honey

  • 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.

    Robert Teitelman: Thomas Friedman Discovers Reinvention Again

  • 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.

    Chapter 38

  • 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.

    Intervals

  • On any one else, this might be “wheedling.” datingjesus

    They’re voting on marriage equality in Maine « Dating Jesus

  • The guttural voice became desperate and wheedling.

    Brush of Darkness

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