- Coaxing or flattery intended to persuade someone to do something: she uses cajolery, deception, and manipulation to get what she wantsMore example sentences
persuasion, wheedling, coaxing, inveiglement; blandishments, blarney, beguilement, flattery, honeyed words, flatteringBritish • informal flannelAustralian/New Zealand • informal guyver
- 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.