noun see blandish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Blandisher — Blan dish*er, n. One who uses blandishments. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blandisher — See blandish. * * * …   Universalium

  • blandisher — noun Flatterer. See Also: blandishment …   Wiktionary

  • blandisher — n. flatterer, sycophant, obsequious person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blandisher — blan·dish·er …   English syllables

  • blandisher — shə(r) noun ( s) : one that blandishes : flatterer, cajoler …   Useful english dictionary

  • blandish — blandisher, n. blandishingly, adv. /blan dish/, v.t. 1. to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole: They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate. v.i. 2. to use flattery or cajolery. [1350 1400; ME blandisshen < AF, MF… …   Universalium

  • blandish — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French blandiss , stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus mild, flattering Date: 14th century transitive verb to coax with flattery ; cajole intransitive verb to act or speak in a flattering… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blandishment — noun Flattering speech or actions designed to persuade or influence. See Also: blandisher …   Wiktionary

  • sycophant — *parasite, favorite, toady, lickspittle, bootlicker, hanger on, leech, sponge, sponger Analogous words: blandisher, cajoler, wheedler (see corresponding verbs at COAX): fawner, truckler (see corresponding verbs at FAWN) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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