Definition of blandishment in English:


Syllabification: bland·ish·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈblandiSHmənt


  • (usually blandishments) A flattering or pleasing statement or action used to persuade someone gently to do something: the blandishments of the travel brochure
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    • Despite all his blandishments, threats and persuasion, he did not get his heart's desire.
    • It should not be enough that he was subjected to blandishments and payment in order to persuade him to give evidence.
    • For the moment he has been resisting the president's blandishments and coaxing on the war policy.
    flattery, cajolery, coaxing, wheedling, persuasion, palaver, honeyed words, smooth talk, blarney
    informal sweet talk, soft soap, buttering up, smarm

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