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Meaning of BLANDISH

Pronunciation:  'blandish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  praise somewhat dishonestly
 

BLANDISH is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: flatter
 
 Antonyms: belittle, disparage, pick at
 
 See Also: adulate, bootlick, brown-nose, butter up, fawn, kotow, kowtow, praise, soft-soap, stroke, suck up, toady, truckle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blan"dish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blandished}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Blandishing}.] [OE. blaundisen, F. blandir, fr. L.
blandiri, fr. blandus mild, flattering.]
1. To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to
   caress; to cajole.

2. To make agreeable and enticing.

         Mustering all her wiles, With blandished parleys.
                                               --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adulate, advocate, allure, apply pressure, bait, bait the hook, banter, be hypocritical, beguile, beset, besiege, beslobber, beslubber, blarney, bug, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, cant, charm, coax, compliment, con, conceit, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, dun, ensnare, entice, exert pressure, exhort, fawn upon, flatter, flirt, flirt with, give lip service, give mouth honor, give the come-on, high-pressure, importune, insist, insist upon, inveigle, jawbone, lead on, lobby, lure, make fair weather, mouth, nag, nag at, offer bait to, oil the tongue, palaver, pester, plague, play the hypocrite, plead with, ply, praise, press, pressure, push, recommend, reek of piety, render lip service, rope in, seduce, slobber over, snivel, snuffle, soft-soap, suck in, sweet-talk, tease, urge, wheedle, woo, work on
 

 

 

 

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