What does blandish mean?

blandish meaning in General Dictionary

To flatter with type words or affectionate activities to caress to cajole

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  • praise somewhat dishonestly
  • To flatter with sort terms or affectionate activities; to caress; to cajole.
  • to help make agreeable and enticing.

blandish meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French blandiss-, present participle stem of blandir "to flatter, caress," from Latin blandiri "flatter, soothe, caress, coax," from blandus (see bland). OED reports it unusual in 17c., 18c. Relevant: Blandished; blandishing.


blandish meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To flatter with type terms or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole.

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  • (v. t.) To produce agreeable and enticing.