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COAXING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coaxing mean? 

COAXING (noun)
  The noun COAXING has 1 sense:

1. flattery designed to gain favor

  Familiarity information: COAXING used as a noun is very rare.


COAXING (adjective)
  The adjective COAXING has 1 sense:

1. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade

  Familiarity information: COAXING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COAXING (noun)


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Meaning:

Flattery designed to gain favor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

blarney; coaxing; soft soap; sweet talk

Hypernyms ("coaxing" is a kind of...):

flattery (excessive or insincere praise)


COAXING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade

Synonyms:

coaxing; ingratiatory

Context examples:

a coaxing and obsequious voice / her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable

Similar:

persuasive (tending or intended or having the power to induce action or belief)


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