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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing.

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  • Verb (used with object) : We wheedled him incessantly, but he would not consent. ,She wheedled him into going with her. ,I wheedled a new car out of my father
  • Verb (used without object) : I always wheedle if I really need something
  • Noticing this, I have played the wheedler a bit; but now, look! the prop is deceiving the vine!
  • His eyes are dead, while her barely suppressed desperation makes her look like a horse wheedler. for more
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