Adjective for someone that tries to gloss over past insults?

This person would say things that wound you and then after an hour she comes to you all smiley and tries to make up for the things she said. Not in a serious manner but really lightheartedly, saying things like

‘You know I didn’t mean it :D’

‘Hey are you mad? XD’

I don’t know. It’s not mushy – mushy is different.

Answer

Merriam-Webster’s Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary (2003) lists the possibly relevant term soft-soaper under its main entry for soft-soap:

soft-soap vt (1634) : to soothe or persuade with flattery or blarney syn see CAJOLE — soft-soaper n

The dictionary’s head-to-head comparison of the terms cajole, coax, soft-soap, blandish, and wheedle has this to say about soft-soap:

SOFT-SOAP refers to using smooth and somewhat insincere talk usu. for personal gain {politicians soft-soaping eligible voters}

So if the person’s attempts to persuade you to “get over it” are successful, she’s a skilled soft-soaper; and if they aren’t, she’s an ineffectual soft-soaper.

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