Blandishments



Often, blandishments. something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.:
Our blandishments left him unmoved. We succumbed to the blandishments of tropical living.
Contemporary Examples

The Tea Party’s Debt Triumph Eleanor Clift July 31, 2011

Historical Examples

A Devotee Mary Cholmondeley
Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
Norway Beatrix Jungman
The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour R. S. Surtees

plural noun
(rarely sing) flattery intended to coax or cajole
n.

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