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  • wheedlingly — adverb In a wheedling manner …   Wiktionary

  • wheedlingly — whee·dling·ly …   English syllables

  • wheedlingly — adverb : in a wheedling manner : with wheedling * * * wheedˈlingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑wheedle …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheedle — wheedler, n. wheedlingly, adv. /hweed l, weed l/, v., wheedled, wheedling. v.t. 1. to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts: We wheedled him incessantly, but he would not consent. 2. to persuade (a… …   Universalium

  • wheedle — verb employ endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something. Derivatives wheedler noun wheedling adjective wheedlingly adverb Origin C17: perh. from Ger. wedeln cringe, fawn …   English new terms dictionary

  • wheedle — [c]/ˈwidl / (say weedl) verb (wheedled, wheedling) –verb (t) 1. to endeavour to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words. 2. to get by artful persuasions: wheedling my money from me. –verb (i) 3. to use beguiling or artful… …  

  • wheedle — [hwēd′ l, wēd′ l] vt., vi. wheedled, wheedling [17th c. cant < ? Ger wedeln, to wag the tail, fan, hence to flatter < wedel, a fan, tail] 1. to influence or persuade (a person) by flattery, soothing words, coaxing, etc. 2. to get… …   English World dictionary

  • wheedle — v.tr. 1 coax by flattery or endearments. 2 (foll. by out) a get (a thing) out of a person by wheedling. b cheat (a person) out of a thing by wheedling. Derivatives: wheedler n. wheedling adj. wheedlingly adv. Etymology: perh. f. G wedeln fawn,… …   Useful english dictionary

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