Definition of blandishments noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈblændɪʃmənts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblændɪʃmənts//
[plural] (formal)
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pleasant things that you say to somebody or do for them to try to persuade them to do something He refused to be moved by either threats or blandishments. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French blandiss-, lengthened stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus ‘soft, smooth’ + -ment.
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