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blandishment

[blan-dish-muh nt] /ˈblæn dɪʃ mənt/
noun
1.
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 of blandishment
1585-1595
1585-95; blandish + -ment
Synonyms
flattery, cajolery, wheedling, ingratiation, fawning, blarney.
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n.

"flattering speech," 1590s, from blandish + -ment. Sense of "attraction, allurement" (often blandishments) is from 1590s.

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