V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. flattery intended to entice, coax, or persuade; 2. the use of such flattery or enticement

Synonyms: flattery, enticement, cajoling, coaxing, allurement

Antonyms: criticism

Tips: Blandishment is often used in the plural form, blandishments, referring to pieces of flattery. The verb blandish means "to attempt to persuade someone to do something using flattery or coaxing." It tends to be used in formal situations. See also: cajole.

Usage Examples:

I will not allow you to blandish me into doing as you wish; I can see through your empty flattery. (flatter, cajole, coax) verb

Because she was a proud woman who loved to hear others say nice things about her, people often turned to blandishment when they wanted to cajole her into doing something. (flattery)

Your blandishment is sweet, and I appreciate the flattery, but you know empty compliments won't get you a raise. (flattery)

The blandishment he used on her finally paid off when she agreed to have dinner with him. (coaxing, flattery)

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