blandishment


noun

  1. Often blandishments. something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.: Our blandishments left him unmoved. We succumbed to the blandishments of tropical living.
n.

“flattering speech,” 1590s, from blandish + -ment. Sense of “attraction, allurement” (often blandishments) is from 1590s.

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