- persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing.
Origin of cajolery
Related Words for cajoleryseduction, persuasion, admiration, applause, commendation, homage, ovation, blessing, courtesy, adulation, endorsement, tribute, come-on, bait, inducement, sweetener, sell, pull, conversion, potency
Examples from the Web for cajolery
Historical Examples of cajolery
The day of mere repression is drawing to a close, the day of cajolery is at hand.Socialism As It Is
William English Walling
They can resist appeals to their dearest prejudices and all kinds of cajolery.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
That was demanded; ever offered in cajolery to encourage my pistol practice.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
John went back to the house with no concealment and no cajolery.The Wind Before the Dawn
Dell H. Munger
Stand off, sir; cajolery will not do your work any more than threats.In the King's Name
George Manville Fenn
1640s, from French cajolerie "persuasion by flattery" (16c.), from cajoler (see cajole).