AskDefine | Define coaxing

Dictionary Definition

coaxing adj : pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; "a coaxing and obsequious voice"; "her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable" [syn: ingratiatory] n : flattery designed to gain favor [syn: blarney, soft soap, sweet talk]

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Pronunciation

/kəʊksɪŋ/

Verb

coaxing
  1. present participle of coax

Adjective

coaxing
  1. Serving to coax.
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