blandishment

[blan-dish-muhnt]
noun
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.

Origin:
1585–95; blandish + -ment


flattery, cajolery, wheedling, ingratiation, fawning, blarney.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To blandishment
Example sentences
Yet, somehow, pop music alone has remained utterly immune to the blandishment of bits.
The deacon never attempted to bribe my early regard with a wink, a smile, a motto lozenge or any other blandishment.
They are listening to the blandishment of snake-oil salesmen.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;