Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun coaxing

1 sense of coaxing

Sense 1
blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talk -- (flattery designed to gain favor)
       => flattery -- (excessive or insincere praise)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb coax

1 sense of coax

Sense 1
wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle -- (influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along")
       => persuade -- (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!")

Antonyms of adj coaxing

1 sense of coaxing

Sense 1
coaxing, ingratiatory -- (pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; "a coaxing and obsequious voice"; "her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable")

INDIRECT (VIA persuasive) -> dissuasive -- (deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand")

Similarity of adj coaxing

1 sense of coaxing

Sense 1
coaxing, ingratiatory -- (pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; "a coaxing and obsequious voice"; "her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable")
       => persuasive (vs. dissuasive) -- (intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument")

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