Blarney

Blar"ney

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blarneyed (-nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Blarneying.] To influence by blarney; to wheedle with smooth talk; to make or accomplish by blarney. "Blarneyed the landlord." Irving.
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Had blarneyed his way from Long Island.
S. G. Goodrich.
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Bla*s"

(bl*z"), a. [F., p. p. of blaser.] 1. Having the sensibilities deadened by excess or frequency of enjoyment; sated or surfeited with pleasure; uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; used up.
Syn. -- bored.
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2. very sophisticated; versed in the ways of the world. the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
Syn. -- knowing, worldly.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. uninterested and attaching little importance; -- of attitudes toward duties. a blase attitude about housecleaning
Syn. -- unconcerned.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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