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smooth-talking

adj
confident and persuasive in speech, but possibly insincere or dishonest
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smooth-talking

adjective slick, suave, glib, ingratiating, sycophantic, unctuous, obsequious, smarmy (informal), smooth-tongued, smooth-spoken the smooth-talking cameraman
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In Ancient Athens, a rich, charismatic, smooth-talking wealthy man, Alcibiade, successfully exploited the citizens' desire for easy answers and handouts, eroded basic freedoms and pushed Athens to a disastrous military adventure in Sicily.Africa's new democracy are putting into office smooth-talking populists and charlatans, turning elections into the absurd choice between a doctor and a sweet shop owner, where the latter tragically wins!Ahead of 2022, democracy in the Mount Kenya region is facing a unique test.
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Don't let smooth-talking politicians treat us like fools - we must make sure that we take care of our own people first by spending our money in the UK, then and only then if there's any money left over we can allocate it for international aid.
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As the author depicts him, Koretz was a smooth-talking lawyer who managed to convince hundreds of people to invest millions in oil wells and timber in Panama.
Or at least a he thought he'd bought a hamper of Christmas goodies from a posh London store, offered at cut-price by a smooth-talking visitor to West Ham's training ground.
Not that I'm suggesting Simon is a smooth-talking chancer who persuades needy middle-aged women to part with their cash.
ONE of these men is a smooth-talking hunk who you would think twice about leaving alone with your wife.
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