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blandish Syllabification: bland·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈblandiSH/

Definition of blandish in English:


[with object] archaic
Coax (someone) with kind words or flattery: I was blandishing her with imprudences to get her off the subject
More example sentences
  • They are thriving, sleeping and dreaming in that inner mammalian world, while their carrier lies by my side, when she's not blandishing me for food scraps.


Middle English: from Old French blandiss-, lengthened stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus 'soft, smooth'.

Words that rhyme with blandish

brandish, outlandish, Standish
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