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Synonyms for blandish

to persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery

to compliment excessively and ingratiatingly

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Synonyms for blandish

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Dominicus Mancinus's poem on the four cardinal virtues (1484) -- a work translated as The Mirrour of Good Maners by Alexander Barclay in 1520 and as A plaine Path to perfect Vertue by George Turberville in 1568 -- praises wise Ulysses for closing his ears to flatterers: "It is difficult to shut one's ears to blandishing words; and this accomplishment is considered an uncommon feat.
While Clytemnestra and Agamemnon assume their various postures of blandishing wife or conquering hero, they never reveal their true thoughts.