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Synonyms for soft soap

excessive, ingratiating praise

to persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery

to compliment excessively and ingratiatingly

Synonyms for soft soap

flattery designed to gain favor

a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oils

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But Will nodded curtly and went off without explaining himself - straight home to change, and since one decision involved others, he now began to take some pains with his appearance, selecting a recently-bought charcoal-grey suit and an expensive blue Dior tie, a mess of intricate blurred whorls, the gift of a soft-soaping brick salesman.
The discussions in Phnom Penh today could come up with a prescription for ''shock and awe'' or for soft-soaping the junta in Burma.
But the Premier League claim some refs have been soft-soaping assessors so they don't lose marks after a below-par performance.
The attitude of namby-pamby soft-soaping coddling of disobedient pupils must disappear.
The SNP are soft-soaping on social justice because they need my friend to believe just enough, just once, that nationalism offers a better future.
No soundbytes, no press conference cliches and no soft-soaping on the big issues - these are REAL opinions from the people who matter most to us - the paying supporters at Goodison and Anfield who've seen it all before their own eyes.
But class is the rust stain on society, that troublesome little blot that no amount of whitewashing and soft-soaping can eradicate and although having staff may be the social norm, it doesn't necessarily mean you've arrived.
Nut| IN Downton, Anna's rape was the most authentic scene this soft-soaping of life below stairs has managed.