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Definition 1: flattery designed to gain favor - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for blarney in the sense of this definition

(blarney is a kind of ...) excessive or insincere praise

Definition 2: influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering - [verb of communication]

Samples where blarney or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He palavered her into going along

Synonyms for blarney in the sense of this definition

(blarney is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of blarney ) persuade someone through flattery

(... is a kind of blarney ) discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

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