Definition of wheedlingly in English:



  • See wheedle

    • ‘Different attendants had different styles, though; an older woman had a wheedlingly generous maternal manner and she spoke to us loudly and indulgently as if we were spoiled kids.’
    • ‘Now and again men came, strangers, who talked excitedly, wheedlingly, and in all kinds of fashions to the man in the red sweater.’
    • ‘‘You don't have to answer if you feel your answer might incriminate you,’ he said wheedlingly, but there were some names that had been publicly mentioned.’
    • ‘Shame he seems to have to rely on wheedlingly bland ballads to keep him on the radio though.’