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blarney

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blarney

  1. 1 excessive praise laid the blarney on thick in order to get special treatment from the waitress Synonyms of blarney adulation, flattery, butter, flannel [British], incense, overpraise, soft soap, sweet talk, taffyWords Related to blarney allurements, blandishments, endearments; caresses, compliments, congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respects; adoration, idolatry, worship; fawning, sycophancy, toadying; cajolement, cajolery, ingratiation, smarm; acclaim, applause, commendation, praiseNear Antonyms of blarney bad-mouthing, belittlement, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, put-down

  2. 2 language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense his excuse was his usual blarney about how he'd love to help out but he was just so darned busy Synonyms of blarney applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), nonsense, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddleWords Related to blarney absurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (also rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocusNear Antonyms of blarney levelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment (or judgement), wisdom

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blarney

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blarney

  1. 1 to get (someone) to do something by gentle urging, special attention, or flattery attendants at the nursing home sometimes have to blarney the patients to take their medicine Synonyms of blarney blandish, coax, cajole, palaver, soft-soap, sweet-talk, wheedleWords Related to blarney adulate, flatter, overpraise; butter up, charm, massage, woo; beg, beseech, importune, urge; beguile, cozen, finagle, juggle, wangle, wile; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms of blarney bug, harass, nag, pester, tease; browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, intimidate; coerce, compel, constrain, demand, force, make, oblige, require

  2. 2 to praise too much an eager, young assistant who blarneys the boss shamelessly Synonyms of blarney adulate, belaud, flatter, butter up, hero-worship, honey, massage, overpraise, puff, soft-soap, strokeWords Related to blarney blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; fawn, kowtow, suck (up to), toady; idolize, worship; eulogize, extol (also extoll), laud, praise; applaud, commend, compliment; congratulate, felicitate; drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, romance, wooNear Antonyms of blarney bad-mouth, belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage, put down



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