blandishment
[ blan-dish-muhnt ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English from blaudishen 'to flatter, to fawn; to be enticing or persuasive'
Synonyms
  • flattery
  • cajolery
  • coaxing
  • smooth talk
  • fawning
  • sweet talk
Antonyms
  • criticism
Definition
a flattering or pleasing statement or action used to persuade someone gently to do something
Example
A) No matter how hard we tried, our blandishments didn't make him change his mind. B) The blandishments of life in the mountains ultimately led us to relocate.
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