HyperDic: blandishment

English > 2 senses of the word blandishment:
NOUNcommunicationblandishment, cajolery, palaverflattery intended to persuade
actblandishment, wheedlingthe act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
blandishment > pronunciation
Soundsblae'ndihshmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > blandishment: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningflattery intended to persuade.
Synonymscajolery, palaver
Broaderflatteryexcessive or insincere praise
Spanishadulación, coba, lisonja, zalamería
Catalanengalipada, magarrufa, xerrameca
Verbsblandishpraise somewhat dishonestly
English > blandishment: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of urging by means of teasing or flattery.
Synonymwheedling
Narroweringratiation, insinuationThe act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
Broaderenticement, temptationThe act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
Spanishcarantoñas, gitanería, halagos, lisonjas, zalamería
Catalanafalacs, carantoines, falagueries, llagot, magarrufa, manyagueria
Verbsblandishpraise somewhat dishonestly

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