blandishment

[ blan-dish-muhnt ]
/ ˈblæn dɪʃ mənt /

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.

Origin of blandishment

First recorded in 1585–95; blandish + -ment
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blandishment


n.

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

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