- Often blandishments. something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.: Our blandishments left him unmoved. We succumbed to the blandishments of tropical living.
Origin of blandishment
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flattery, cajolery, wheedling, ingratiation, fawning, blarney.
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Examples from the Web for blandishment
Not to be moved by blandishment or argument from this position.
And another is the blandishment and trickery of the steamship agent.
Mrs. Molineux was proof against this blandishment, and Bella had to go.A Terrible Temptation
Every blandishment was used to soothe him, and it had its effect.
To this blandishment they were never averse or inaccessible, and Gerald inherited the trait in all its strength.Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for blandishment
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