verb (used with object), whee·dled, whee·dling.
verb (used without object), whee·dled, whee·dling.
Origin of wheedle
OTHER WORDS FROM wheedlewhee·dler, nounwhee·dling·ly, adverbun·whee·dled, adjective
Words nearby wheedle
Example sentences from the Web for wheedling
In the end a covetous man succeeded in wheedling Tchaikov away from us.With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign|J. H. (John Henry) Patterson
To write a wheedling letter is to write false and flattering words for the attainment of an end.The Real Shelley, Vol. II (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
No amount of tears or storming or wheedling or pleading, however, could alter Doctor Hugh's decision.Rosemary|Josephine Lawrence
In the darkness he heard chiming voices, wheedling and tantalizing.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
The thin, wrinkled old face twisted into a hopeful, wheedling smile.Once to Every Man|Larry Evans