un honeyed

honeyed

[huhn-eed]
adjective
1.
containing, consisting of, or resembling honey: honeyed drinks.
2.
flattering or ingratiating: honeyed words.
3.
pleasantly soft; dulcet or mellifluous: honeyed tones.
Also, honied.


Origin:
1325–75; Middle English honyede. See honey, -ed3

honeyedly, adverb
honeyedness, noun
unhoneyed, adjective
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honeyed or honied (ˈhʌnɪd)
 
adj
1.  flattering or soothing
2.  made sweet or agreeable: honeyed words
3.  of, full of, or resembling honey
 
honied or honied
 
adj
 
'honeyedly or honied
 
adv
 
'honiedly or honied
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

honey
O.E. hunig, from W.Gmc. *khunaga- (cf. O.N. hunang, Swed. honung, Ger. Honig "honey"); perhaps cognate with Skt. kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold." The more common IE word is represented by Goth. miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey"). A term of endearment from at least 1350. Honeycomb is O.E. hunigcamb
(see comb), perhaps reflecting an unsavory image from combing one's hair in a time and place when washing it was rare. Honey-bee is from c.1566.
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