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[kuh-joh-luh-ree] /kəˈdʒoʊ lə ri/
noun, plural cajoleries.
persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing.
Origin of cajolery
From the French word cajolerie, dating back to 1640-50. See cajole, -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The day of mere repression is drawing to a close, the day of cajolery is at hand.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • They can resist appeals to their dearest prejudices and all kinds of cajolery.


    William Graham Sumner
  • That was demanded; ever offered in cajolery to encourage my pistol practice.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • John went back to the house with no concealment and no cajolery.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • Stand off, sir; cajolery will not do your work any more than threats.

    In the King's Name George Manville Fenn
  • This cajolery took effect, and the Widow Vereker's soul softened.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • The cajolery was foolish, if an end was in view; the repression inefficient.

  • She was wholly feminine, and hence there was in her a trace of cajolery which she now used.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • Blinded by vanity, he was flattered and deceived by her cajolery.

  • He was a master of the arts alike of cajolery and intimidation.

Word Origin and History for cajolery

1640s, from French cajolerie "persuasion by flattery" (16c.), from cajoler (see cajole).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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