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Pronunciation:  'blandishmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
  2. [n]  flattery intended to persuade

BLANDISHMENT is a 12 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: cajolery, palaver, wheedling
 See Also: enticement, flattery, ingratiation, insinuation, temptation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Blan"dish*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. blandissement.]
The act of blandishing; a word or act expressive of affection
or kindness, and tending to win the heart; soft words and
artful caresses; cajolery; allurement.

      Cowering low with blandishment.          --Milton.

      Attacked by royal smiles, by female blandishments.

Thesaurus Terms
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