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Related to blandishment: flattering, narrow, insignificant
  • noun

Synonyms for blandishment

excessive, ingratiating praise

Synonyms for blandishment

flattery intended to persuade

Related Words

the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

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In our MI community and other professions dealing in global affairs, we often hear the term "globalization" used as a softheaded blandishment and instant response to difficult questions about the geopolitical realities that affect our operations.
I endorse threefold every eulogy, blandishment and panegyric word that has been written or spoken in celebration of his birthday in the hope he has plenty more anniversaries to come.
But he told her: "Had your blandishment succeeded then a rapist may well have gone free.
But in dealing with the families of murder victims, the prison authorities have to up their game and give information, assurance and confidence, not blandishments that immediately set off fear and alarm.
Vulnerable, likely to submit to the blandishments or threats, keeps the true perpetrators at arm's length from the crime.
Once a person believes - really believes - that certain ideas can lead to eternal happiness, or to its antithesis, he cannot tolerate the possibility that the people he loves might be led astray by the blandishments of unbelievers.
Amid all these promises and blandishments, the tale of Miss Blandine Kones made an impression.
And that is my plea to those tempted by UKIP's blandishments.
First, ignore the blandishments of an upgrade to what Audi calls its S line trim; a set of mostly cosmetic changes to make the car look a bit more butch.
In a shameless display of populist scrabbling for votes in the Paralimni area, it is appalling that the government should have succumbed to the threats and blandishments of the trappers.
The blandishments of British Airways and Virgin, fine companies though they are, are flawed and should not be allowed to dictate Britain's aviation policy.
The same reasons have delayed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, a project which was to have extended to India, but did not, because India fell prey to American blandishments, including a civilian nuclear deal denied to Pakistan.
And Prince William naively showered royal blandishments on Thiefa's grotesque gang of overweight grandees.
Sobhi Saleh, who sat on the ad hoc committee that recommended the constitutional amendments prior to the March 19 referendum, advises the organisation's young men to marry young women whose parents are faithful to the Muslim Brotherhood, ignoring the blandishments of pretty girls, whose families are not connected with the organisation.
More recently, of course, the Ballydoyle/Coolmore operation has steadfastly avoided the blandishments of the Dubai Carnival as part of the de facto boycott of all things Maktoum.