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.

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Origin of blandishment

First recorded in 1585–95; blandish + -ment

SYNONYMS FOR blandishment

flattery, cajolery, wheedling, ingratiation, fawning, blarney.
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British Dictionary definitions for blandishments

blandishments
/ (ˈblændɪʃmənts) /

pl n

(rarely singular) flattery intended to coax or cajole
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