smooth-talking

smooth-talking
'smooth-.talking
adj
a smooth-talking person is good at persuading people and saying nice things, but you do not trust them
a smooth-talking salesman

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • smooth-talking — smooth talk ► VERB informal ▪ address or persuade with persuasively charming or flattering language. DERIVATIVES smooth talker noun smooth talking adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • smooth-talking — adj persuasive, plausible, slick, suave, silver tongued, facile, glib, bland COLLOQ. smooth * * * ▶ adjective (informal) PERSUASIVE, glib, plausible, silver tongued, slick, eloquent, fast talking; ingratiating, flattering …   Useful english dictionary

  • smooth-talking — ADJ A smooth talking man talks very confidently in a way that is likely to persuade people, but may not be sincere or honest. ...the smooth talking conman who has wrecked their lives. Syn: silver tongued …   English dictionary

  • smooth talking — adjective a smooth talking person is good at persuading people and saying nice things but you do not trust them: a smooth talking salesman …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • smooth-talking — smooth talk|ing [ smuð ,tɔkıŋ ] adjective good at persuading people. This word shows that you do not trust people like this …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • smooth-talking — UK [ˌsmuːð ˈtɔːkɪŋ] / US [ˈsmuð ˌtɔkɪŋ] adjective good at persuading people. This word shows that you do not trust people like this …   English dictionary

  • smooth-talk — ► VERB informal ▪ address or persuade with persuasively charming or flattering language. DERIVATIVES smooth talker noun smooth talking adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • smooth-talker — smooth talk ► VERB informal ▪ address or persuade with persuasively charming or flattering language. DERIVATIVES smooth talker noun smooth talking adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • smooth-talk|ing — «SMOOTH T kihng», adjective. speaking smoothly and persuasively; trying to convince or persuade: »a smooth talking salesman. SYNONYM(S): glib …   Useful english dictionary

  • smooth — smooth1 W3 [smu:ð] adj comparative smoother superlative smoothest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(surface)¦ 2¦(happening without problems)¦ 3¦(movement)¦ 4¦(person)¦ 5¦(liquid mixture)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(taste)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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