blandishment

  • 1 Blandishment — Blan dish*ment, n. [Cf. OF. blandissement.] The act of blandishing; a word or act expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart; soft words and artful caresses; cajolery; allurement. [1913 Webster] Cowering low with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 blandishment — index bribery, inducement, mention (tribute), persuasion, seduction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 blandishment — flattering speech, 1590s, from BLANDISH (Cf. blandish) + MENT (Cf. ment). Sense of attraction, allurement (often blandishments) is from 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 blandishment — [blan′dishmənt] n. 1. the act of blandishing; cajolery 2. a flattering or ingratiating act or remark, etc. meant to persuade usually used in pl …

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  • 5 blandishment — noun Date: circa 1553 something that tends to coax or cajole ; allurement often used in plural …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 blandishment — /blan dish meuhnt/, n. 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. [1585 95; BLANDISH + MENT] Syn.… …

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

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  • 8 blandishment — Synonyms and related words: adulation, agacerie, allure, allurement, appeal, artful endearments, attraction, attractiveness, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishments, blarney, bunkum, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 blandishment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Excessive, ingratiating praise: adulation, blarney, flattery, incense2, oil, slaver. Informal: soft soap. Idiom: honeyed words. See PRAISE …

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  • 10 blandishment — blan·dish·ment || blændɪʃmÉ™nt n. persuasion; flattery …

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  • 11 blandishment — n. 1. Fascination, flattery, cajolery, cajoling compliment, artful caresses, coaxing, wheedling. 2. Caressing, caresses, endearment, soft words, expression of affection, billing and cooing, toying, fawning. 3. Delight, joy, pleasure, attraction,… …

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  • 12 blandishment — blan·dish·ment …

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  • 13 blandishment — blan•dish•ment [[t]ˈblæn dɪʃ mənt[/t]] n. Often, blandishments. something, as an action or speech, that tends to entice • Etymology: 1585–95 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 blandishment — /ˈblændɪʃmənt/ (say blandishmuhnt) noun (often plural) flattering action or speech …

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  • 15 blandishment — n. (usu. in pl.) flattery; cajolery …

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  • 16 flattery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Undue adulation Nouns 1. flattery, adulation, blandishment, cajolery; fawning, wheedling, coquetry, sycophancy, flunkeyism, servility, toadying, incense, honeyed words, flummery, blarney; lip service,… …

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  • 17 entice — I verb allure, bait, cajole, coax, decoy, divert, induce, inveigh, lure, seduce, tempt II index bait (lure), betray (lead astray), cajole, coax …

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  • 18 adulation — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. idolization, hero worship, applause, laudation; see admiration , flattery , praise 1 , 2 , worship 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. flattery, *feet kissing, *apple polishing, *brown nosing, worshipping, fawning,… …

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  • 19 blarney — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cajolery, blandishment, malarkey*; see flattery , nonsense 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1. flattery apple polishing, wheedling, fawning, cajolery, *sweet talk, *snow job. 2. *bunk *balderdash. see nonsense III …

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  • 20 Endearment — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Expression of affection or love. < N PARAG:Endearment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 endearment endearment caress Sgm: N 1 blandishment blandishment blandiment| Sgm: N 1 panchement panchement fondling billing and cooing… …

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