blandishment

[blan-dish-muhnt]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. bland,
  2. bland diet,
  3. bland out,
  4. bland-allison act,
  5. blandish,
  6. blandishments,
  7. blandly,
  8. blank,
  9. blank cartridge,
  10. blank check

Origin of blandishment

First recorded in 1585–95; blandish + -ment

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Word Origin and History for blandishment

blandishment

n.

"flattering speech," 1590s, from blandish + -ment. Sense of "attraction, allurement" (often blandishments) is from 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper