Monday, June 13, 2005
blandishment noun [BLAN-dish-muhnt] Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
Definitions for blandishment
- Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
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Citations for blandishment
But she had not risen at all to the law fellow's blandishments, his attempts to interest her in his ideas and persuade her to set forth her own.
And that my English-speaking victims find my blandishments so pretty, accented as they are, and yield to my soft lustrous Italian pronunciations, is a constant source of bliss for me.
Origin of blandishment
Blandishment ultimately comes from Latin blandiri, "to flatter, caress, coax," from blandus, "flattering, mild."