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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wheedling mean? 

  The noun WHEEDLING has 1 sense:

1. the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

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

 Dictionary entry details 


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The act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


wheedling; blandishment

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

enticement; temptation (the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wheedling"):

ingratiation; insinuation (the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments)

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