First Known Use of sweet-talk
Synonymsblandish, blarney, cajole, palaver, soft-soap, sweet-talk, wheedle
Related Wordsadulate, flatter, overpraise; butter up, charm, massage, woo; beg, beseech, importune, urge; beguile, cozen, finagle, juggle, wangle, wile; entice, lure, seduce, tempt
Near Antonymsbug, harass, nag, pester, tease; browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, intimidate; coerce, compel, constrain, demand, force, make, oblige, require
Examples of sweet talk in a Sentence
enough of this sweet talk—just give me your honest opinion of my performance
Recent Examples of sweet talk from the Web
Our nurturing aspect helps to basically sweet talk [offenders] into the back of our cars and into handcuffs.
Before the real fight begins, my group and I sweet talk our way to the media and VIP entrance.
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First Known Use of sweet talk
sweet talk Synonyms
Synonymsadulation, blarney, butter, flannel [British], incense, overpraise, soft soap, flattery, taffy
Related Wordsallurements, blandishments, endearments; caresses, compliments, congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respects; adoration, idolatry, worship; fawning, sycophancy, toadying; cajolement, cajolery, ingratiation, smarm; acclaim, applause, commendation, praise
Near Antonymsbad-mouthing, belittlement, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, put-down
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