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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Influence by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering.

Usage examples (34)
  • Do not try to wheedle the information out of me by using flattery.
  • The old starman's voice became an insidious wheedle.
  • Bosporus, but failed to wheedle all who came near his throne.
  • You know I can just wheedle father round my wee finger, can't I? for more
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