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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talknoun

    flattery designed to gain favor

  2. soft soap, green soapverb

    a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oils; used in certain skin diseases

  3. soft-soapverb

    persuade someone through flattery

  4. soft-soapverb

    use flattering talk on somebody


  1. soft-soapnoun

    Persuasion by means of flattery or pleasing words.

  2. soft-soapverb

    To attempt to persuade by flattery or pleasing words.


  1. soft-soap

    Soft-soap is defined as to use flattery or smooth talk in order to persuade or manipulate someone. It can also refer to a type of soap made from potash rather than animal fats, which is more gentle and less drying. The term originates from the old practice of using soft soap to ease the passage of something difficult.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soft-soap in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soft-soap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of soft-soap in a Sentence

  1. Clive Staples Lewis:

    If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth - only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

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  • नरम साबुनHindi

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