Etymology
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blandishment (n.)

"flattering speech," 1590s, from blandish + -ment. Sense of "that which pleases, allurement" (often blandishments) is from 1590s.

updated on June 05, 2017

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Definitions of blandishment from WordNet

blandishment (n.)
flattery intended to persuade;
Synonyms: cajolery / palaver
blandishment (n.)
the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery;
Synonyms: wheedling
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