wheedling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

wheedling

  1. Present participle of wheedle.

Adjective[edit]

wheedling (comparative more wheedling, superlative most wheedling)

  1. coaxing, aiming to persuade.
    • 1888, Howard Pyle, Otto of the Silver Hand, ch. 9
      Then, in a soft, wheedling voice, "Canst thou not let me in, my little bird? Sure there are other lasses besides thyself who would like to trade with a poor peddler who has travelled all the way from Gruenstadt just to please the pretty ones of Trutz-Drachen."

Noun[edit]

wheedling (plural wheedlings)

  1. The act of one who wheedles.