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blandishment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blandishment  \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. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blandishment 
  n  1:  flattery  intended  to  persuade  [syn:  {cajolery},  {palaver}] 
  2:  the  act  of  urging  by  means  of  teasing  or  flattery  [syn:  {wheedling}] 




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