Definition of blandishment in English:
A flattering or pleasing statement or action used as a means of gently persuading someone 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.
fulsomeness, simpering, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, ingratiation, currying favour, inveiglement;
British informal flannel
Australian/New Zealand informal guyver, smoodging
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