blandishmentmedical dictionary

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)

Origin: Cf. OF. Blandissement.

(01 Mar 1998)

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