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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blandishment mean? 

  The noun BLANDISHMENT has 2 senses:

1. flattery intended to persuade
2. the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

  Familiarity information: BLANDISHMENT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1blandishment [BACK TO TOP]


Flattery intended to persuade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


blandishment; cajolery; palaver

Hypernyms ("blandishment" is a kind of...):

flattery (excessive or insincere praise)

Sense 2blandishment [BACK TO TOP]


The act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


wheedling; blandishment

Hypernyms ("blandishment" is a kind of...):

enticement; temptation (the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blandishment"):

ingratiation; insinuation (the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments)

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