Deceive into trustfulness, as in The steadily rising market lulled investors into a false sense of security. The earliest recorded version of this term referred to wine: “Fitter indeed to bring and lull men asleep in the bed of security” (Philemon Holland, Pliny’s Historie of the World, 1601. Today it still often appears with the phrase a false sense of security.
[luhl] /lʌl/ verb (used with object) 1. to put to sleep or rest by soothing means: to lull a child by singing. 2. to soothe or quiet. 3. to give or lead to feel a false sense of safety; cause to be less alert, aware, or watchful. verb (used without object) 4. to quiet down, […]
[loo-lee, French ly-lee for 1; luhl-ee for 2] /ˈlu li, French lüˈli for 1; ˈlʌl i for 2/ noun 1. Italian Lulli [lool-lee] /ˈlul li/ (Show IPA). Jean Baptiste [zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA), 1632–87, French composer, especially of operas and ballets, born in Italy. 2. Catalan Lull [lool] /lul/ (Show IPA). Raymond or […]
[loo-loo] /ˈlu lu/ noun 1. Slang. any remarkable or outstanding person or thing: His black eye is a lulu. 2. (initial capital letter) a female given name, form of . [loo-loo] /ˈlu lu/ noun, Slang. 1. a fixed allowance paid to a legislator in lieu of reimbursement for actual expenses. /ˈluːluː/ noun 1. (slang) a […]
[lool-wah-boo r] /ˌlul wɑˈbʊər/ noun 1. former name of . /luːˈluːəˌbʊə/ noun 1. the former name (until 1966) of Kananga