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I'm sorry. My question must sound ridiculous. Actually it's like this. "Sweet-tongued" or "sweet-mouthed" is actually a Chinese word, meaning "of a person who always pays compliments to others "
I googled for this word and seems that it's not in English dictionary. So I need an English adjective with the same meaning: "of a person who always pays compliments to others "
Btw, unlike Westerners, Chinese don't usually pay compliments all the time to each other, so "sweet-tongued" is used to describe those who always compliment people . It's largely a neutral word, slightly commendatory at times. Depends on the situations.
Thanks in advance:)
Last edited by VividJailbird; 26-Mar-2009 at 06:40. Reason: add complements
The other word that springs to mind - which appeals to me because of the etymology - 'sycophantic' (which means, in Greek, "date-showing" - thus conveying the idea of 'sweet': Online Etymology Dictionary). But 'sycophantic' is certainly not commendatory - rather, it's pejorative. (The vulgar equivalent would be 'brown-nosing'!)