verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- bland diet,
- bland out,
- bland-allison act,
- blank cartridge
Origin of blandish
Examples from the Web for blandish
Poor Blandish was so irritated, that he fell really ill himself, and took his own mixtures for three weeks.George Cruikshank's Omnibus|George Cruikshank
All this you must understand is told retrospectively as Blandish installs himself in Samphire House.
Adieu, Blandish; if you see Prompt first, I trust to you for the quickest communication of intelligence.The Heiress;|John Burgoyne
And still clearer is it that the amiable Deshman wants to get at it without the participation of Mr. Blandish.
He was, therefore, rather surprised at a coldness in Lady Blandish's manner when he did appear.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
Word Origin for blandish
c.1300, from Old French blandiss-, present participle stem of blandir "to flatter, caress," from Latin blandiri "flatter, soothe, caress, coax," from blandus (see bland). OED reports it rare in 17c., 18c. Related: Blandished; blandishing.