[ kuh-joh-luh-ree ]
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noun,plural ca·jol·er·ies.
  1. persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing.

Origin of cajolery

From the French word cajolerie, dating back to 1640–50. See cajole, -ery

Words Nearby cajolery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cajolery in a sentence

  • Catherine redoubled in care and cajolery of her father-in-law, being well aware that her sole support was in him.

    Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
  • Her mission is confined to the Western Hemisphere, and over its borders no insult, no cajolery will avail to tempt her.

  • By various means of cajolery and trickery, Kelly contrived to accomplish his design.

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
  • Quit when you like and make it up with cajolery was a motto that Elliott had found very useful.

    The Camerons of Highboro | Beth B. Gilchrist
  • Can it be possible that he believes that proclamation will be acceptable to them—that mixture of cajolery and bombast.

    The Hour and the Man | Harriet Martineau