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blandishment

blan·dish·ment

blandishment

 
 
pronunciation:
blaen dihsh mnt
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of blandishing; coaxing.
The drama teacher's blandishment of the boy failed to convince him to audition for the play.
synonyms:
adulation, flattery, inveiglement, sweet-talking
definition 2: (often pl.) flattering or coaxing remarks or stratagems intended to persuade.
Despite our blandishments, she refused to model her bathing suit for us.
synonyms:
adulation, flattery
similar words:
blarney, sycophancy
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