sweet nothings

Insubstantial or romantic words that are only meant to flatter, woo, or seduce.

Hearing such words as these, in the sweetest, tenderest voice that ever caressed a lovers senses, Basil knew not how to word all that was in his heart. . . . Side by side, forgetful of all but their recovered peace, they talked sweet nothings.


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  • sweet nothings — noun plural romantic words: He whispered sweet nothings in my ear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sweet nothings — Informal murmured words of endearment, as between sweethearts * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet nothings — ► sweet nothings words of affection exchanged by lovers. Main Entry: ↑nothing …   English terms dictionary

  • sweet nothings — Informal murmured words of endearment, as between sweethearts …   English World dictionary

  • sweet nothings — noun inconsequential expressions of affection (Freq. 1) he whispered sweet nothings into her ear • Syn: ↑honeyed words • Hypernyms: ↑nothings * * * sweet nothings (esp whispered) words of affection and endearment • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet nothings —    Pleasant but unimportant words that lovers say to each other are called sweet nothings.     He whispered sweet nothings in her ear as they danced …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sweet nothings — n. loving comments; pleasant remarks between lovers. □ They are out on the porch swing whispering sweet nothings in each other’s ears. □ Thank heavens most married people never remember the sweet nothings they were once told …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sweet nothings — N PLURAL If someone whispers sweet nothings to you, they quietly say nice, loving, and flattering things to you …   English dictionary

  • sweet nothings — romantic things that people who are in love say to each other. He kept leaning across the table, whispering sweet nothings in her ear …   New idioms dictionary

  • sweet nothings — UK / US noun [plural] romantic words He whispered sweet nothings in my ear …   English dictionary

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