Definition of cajolery in English:


Line breaks: ca¦jol|ery
Pronunciation: /kəˈdʒəʊl(ə)ri


[mass noun]
Coaxing or flattery intended to persuade someone to do something: she uses cajolery, deception, and manipulation to get what she wants
More example sentences
  • Never had I read more flattering, in-your-face cajolery.
  • We then went through an intensive process of negotiation, cajolery, threats, and mathematical calculations to put together a deal that everyone could support.
  • It would be the ultimate weapon in journalistic cajolery.
persuasion, wheedling, coaxing, inveiglement; blandishments, blarney, beguilement, flattery, honeyed words, flattering
British informal flannel
Australian/New Zealand informal guyver

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