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blandishment (plural blandishments)
- Flattering speech or actions designed to persuade or influence.
1835, William Gilmore Simms, The Partisan, Harper, Chapter V, page 66:
- She looked up as she heard his footsteps, and the gracious smile which her lips put on, was an invitation to make himself happy in a seat beside her. But he resisted the blandishment, and lifting his hat as he passed, with a smile in return, he soon disappeared from her presence, and joined the two who awaited him.
- See also Wikisaurus:flattery