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Meaning of BLARNEY

Pronunciation:  'blârnee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  flattery designed to gain favor
  2. [v]  influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"

BLARNEY is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: cajole, coax, coaxing, inveigle, palaver, soft soap, sweet talk, sweet-talk, wheedle
 See Also: browbeat, bully, flattery, persuade, soft-soap, swagger, sway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blar"ney\ (bl[aum]r"n[y^]), n. [Blarney, a village and
    castle near Cork.]
    Smooth, wheedling talk; flattery. [Colloq.]
    {Blarney stone}, a stone in Blarney castle, Ireland, said to
       make those who kiss it proficient in the use of blarney.
  2. \Blar"ney\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blarneyed} (-n[i^]d);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Blarneying}.]
    To influence by blarney; to wheedle with smooth talk; to make
    or accomplish by blarney. ``Blarneyed the landlord.''
          Had blarneyed his way from Long Island.  --S. G.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adulation, banter, blandish, blandishment, bunkum, cajole, cajolement, cajolery, compliment, con, eyewash, fair words, fawning, flattery, grease, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, incense, oil, palaver, praise, pretty lies, soap, soft soap, soft-soap, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sweet-talk, sycophancy, wheedle, wheedling