Definition of Sweet-talk

1. Verb. Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering. "They sweet-talk him into writing the letter"; "He palavered her into going along"

Exact synonyms: Blarney, Cajole, Coax, Inveigle, Palaver, Wheedle
Generic synonyms: Persuade
Specialized synonyms: Soft-soap, Browbeat, Bully, Swagger
Derivative terms: Blarney, Cajolery, Coax, Coaxer, Coaxing, Palaver, Wheedler, Wheedling

Definition of Sweet-talk

1. Verb. To flatter ¹

2. Verb. To persuade using flattery ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet-talk

sweered
sweert
swees
sweese
sweet
sweet-and-sour sauce
sweet-and-sour sauces
sweet-birch oil
sweet-faced
sweet-potato ring rot
sweet-potato whitefly
sweet-scented
sweet-scented geranium
sweet-shop
sweet-smelling
sweet-talk (current term)
sweet-william
sweet FA
sweet F A
sweet Fanny Adams
sweet Jesus
sweet Mary
sweet Mary mother of God
sweet William
sweet acacia
sweet action
sweet alison
sweet almond
sweet almond oil
sweet alyssum

Literary usage of Sweet-talk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Churchman by Walker Purton, Church Society (1880)
"me—the ear of God hear me—the Word of God give me sweet talk- the hand of God defend me—the way of God guide me. Christ be with me—Christ before ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1891)
"But in the midst of this sweet talk there suddenly was heard a sound as of the distant tramp of horses. Sir Ralph listened a moment, and then spoke on of ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1890)
"I asked for straight talk, and thou hast given me sweet talk. Will my prayers be heard ? " "How can I say? God is very good." " Of that I am not sure. ..."

4. Churchman by Walker Purton, Church Society (1880)
"me—the ear of God hear me—the Word of God give me sweet talk- the hand of God defend me—the way of God guide me. Christ be with me—Christ before ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1891)
"But in the midst of this sweet talk there suddenly was heard a sound as of the distant tramp of horses. Sir Ralph listened a moment, and then spoke on of ..."

6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1890)
"I asked for straight talk, and thou hast given me sweet talk. Will my prayers be heard ? " "How can I say? God is very good." " Of that I am not sure. ..."

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