verb (used with object), whee·dled, whee·dling.
verb (used without object), whee·dled, whee·dling.
Origin of wheedle
Related formswhee·dler, nounwhee·dling·ly, adverbun·whee·dled, adjective
Examples 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