Sometimes a compliment or a wheedling good wish will take a sudden turn.
He no longer treated Bongrand in the wheedling, respectful manner of yore.
"No compriendo," he stammered, though I had heard him use good-enough English of a sort in wheedling for tips.
Matthew caught his breath, and changed his wheedling tone all at once.
Mamie Brady looked at Flynn, when he came up to her, with a gentle, wheedling smile.
"Good-evening, Mr. Brereton," he said in a thin, wheedling voice.
That young woman did not know why she resented more than usual his wheedling attentions.
Then Viola came forward, and began to plead, in her pretty, wheedling way.
He was forever lounging off to the village or wheedling his mother for money to take him to Commercial.
To Win about, to circumvent in any way; especially by wheedling, S.
"to influence by flattery," 1660s, perhaps connected with Old English wædlian "to beg" (from wædl "poverty"), or borrowed by English soldiers in the 17c. German wars from German wedeln "wag the tail," hence "fawn, flatter" (cf. adulation).