meaning of blandishment

blandishment meaning in General Dictionary

The work of blandishing a word or work expressive of love or kindness and tending to win one's heart smooth words and artful caresses cajolery allurement

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  • flattery designed to sway
  • the work of urging by way of teasing or flattery
  • The act of blandishing; a word or work expressive of love or kindness, and tending to win the center; soft words and artful caresses; cajolery; allurement.

blandishment meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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


blandishment meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The act of blandishing; a word or work expressive of affection or kindness, and maintaining win the center; smooth words and artful caresses; cajolery; allurement.