blandishments

[[t]blæ̱ndɪʃmənts[/t]]
N-PLURAL: oft with poss
Blandishments are pleasant things that someone says to another person in order to persuade them to do something. [FORMAL]

At first Lewis resisted their blandishments.

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  • blandishments — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ flattery intended to persuade or cajole …   English terms dictionary

  • blandishments — blan|dish|ments [ˈblændıʃmənts] n [plural] formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: blandish to flatter (14 21 centuries), from Old French blandir, from Latin blandus; BLAND] pleasant things that you say in order to persuade or influence someone ▪ How… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blandishments — noun (plural) formal praise and nice remarks about someone that are intended to persuade them or influence someone: She was immune to both their threats and their blandishments …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blandishments — plural noun the blandishments of advertisers Syn: flattery, cajolery, coaxing, wheedling, persuasion, palaver, honeyed words, smooth talk, blarney; informal sweet talk, soft soap, buttering up, smarm …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • blandishments — blan|dish|ments [ blændıʃmənts ] noun plural FORMAL pleasant things you do or say about someone in order to persuade or influence them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blandishments — n. nice and convincing words , flattery used to persuade, insincere compliments used to cajole blan·dish·ment || blændɪʃmÉ™nt n. persuasion; flattery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blandishments — plural noun flattery or kind words intended to persuade …   English new terms dictionary

  • blandishments — UK [ˈblændɪʃmənts] / US noun [plural] formal pleasant things you do or say about someone in order to persuade or influence them …   English dictionary

  • blandishments — n flattery, compliments, enticements, fawning, inducements, ingratiation, blarney, cajolery, coaxing, persuasiveness, sycophancy, wheedling, treacle, lipsalve,agréments OLD sooth FORMAL inveiglement COLLOQ. s …   Useful english dictionary

  • blandishment — /blan dish meuhnt/, n. 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. [1585 95; BLANDISH + MENT] Syn.… …   Universalium

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