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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. flattery designed to gain favor;
[syn: blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talk]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade;
- Example: "a coaxing and obsequious voice"
- Example: "her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable"
[syn: coaxing, ingratiatory]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coax \Coax\ (k[=o]ks; 110), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coaxed; p. pr. & vb. n. Coaxing.] [Cf. OE. cokes fool, a person easily imposed upon, W. coeg empty, foolish; F. coquin knave, rogue.] To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe. Syn: To wheedle; cajole; flatter; persuade; entice. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

coaxing \coax"ing\ adj. 1. p. pr. of coax; as, the boys' coaxing voices. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; as, bending in coaxing postures over the guns. Syn: ingratiatory. [WordNet 1.5]




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