Speaking in a flattering or ingratiating way

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • blandiloquent — adjective Describing mild, flattering speech See Also: blandiloquence …   Wiktionary

  • Blandilalie — Blandilalie, Blandiloquenz, Schmeichelrednerei; blandiloquent, schmeichelrednerisch; Blanditien, Schmeicheleien …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • blandiloquently — adverb In a blandiloquent manner …   Wiktionary

  • Flattery — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Flattery >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 flattery flattery adulation gloze Sgm: N 1 blandishment blandishment blandiloquence Sgm: N 1 cajolery cajolery Sgm: N 1 fawning fawning wheedling & …   English dictionary for students

  • bland — (adj.) 1660s, from It. blando delicate, or O.Fr. bland flattering, complimentary, both from L. blandus smooth talking, flattering, alluring, perhaps from PIE *mlad , nasalized variant of *meld , extended form of root *mel (see MELT (Cf. melt)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cringing — adj 1. cowering, shrinking, quailing, blenching, flinching, wincing, starting, recoiling, shying, Inf. funking, Sl. mooching; shaking, trembling, quivering, Inf. shaking in one s boots or shoes. 2. servile, slavish, obsequious, Obs. obsequent,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ingratiating — adj 1. charming, winning, winsome, engaging, lovable, sweet; pleasant, cordial, friendly, affable, genial, familiar, agreeable, obliging; courteous, polite, well mannered, well bred; chivalrous, gallant, genteel; gracious, suave, urbane, smooth.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • servile — adj 1. slavish, obsequious, Obs. obse quent, subservient, menial, Obs., Rare. vernile; submissive, docile, unassertive, compliant, acquiescent, deferential, Tomish, Uncle Tomish, tractable, mealy mouthed; prostrate, obeisant, on one s knees;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sycophantic — adj 1. fawning, flattering, truckling, wheedling, toadying, toadyish, ingratiating, timeserving, sycophantical or sycophantish, Sl. bootlicking, Sl. footlicking, Sl. apple polishing, Sl. brown nosing, Obs. blanding, Obs., Rare. blandiloquous;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • toadyish — adj 1. sycophantic, sycophantical, sycophantish, fawning, flattering, truckling, wheedling, toadying; ingratiating, timeserving, Inf. bootlicking, Sl. apple polishing, Sl. brown nosing, Obs., Rare. blandiloquous; buttery, candied, unctuous, oily …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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