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From Latin blandus (flattering) + loquēns (speaking).


blandiloquent (comparative more blandiloquent, superlative most blandiloquent)

  1. Speaking, or spoken, in a mild, flattering manner.
    • 1599, anonymous author, “The Epistel to the Queenes most excellent Majesty”, in The First Booke of the Preservation of King Henry the vij.[1], London:
      Graunt to me no learning, Muses, thou Pagan Apollo,
      Cynthia, with Charites, thou blandiloquent mery Pytho,
    • 1863 February, Vanity Fair[2], volume 7, number 159, page 29:
      Saulsbury, who was very drunk—or, to use the blandiloquent expression of the reporters—who is “in the habit of visiting the refectory very frequently,” gave utterance [] to the following disloyal sentiment:
    • 2000, Andrew Sanders, chapter 3, in The Short Oxford History of English Literature[3], 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, page 126:
      For Ralegh at his most blandiloquent the Queen, rather than any mere beloved, is the woman set apart, the inaccessible ideal, the paragon untouched by human mortality, and the mistress who commands love and service.

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