What is another word for blandish?

1776 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ blˈandɪʃ], [ blˈandɪʃ], [ b_l_ˈa_n_d_ɪ_ʃ]

Blandish is a verb that refers to the act of coaxing or flattering someone to get what you want. There are several synonyms for blandish offered by the English language, these include; cajole, coax, beguile, sweet-talk, wheedle, flatter, charm, persuade, entice, lure, and seduce. All these words imply some form of persuasion or enticement that is gentle and indirect. They suggest a form of flattery or charm that is often compared to dangling a carrot to a donkey. While very effective in winning people over, the use of blandishments must be approached with caution. When used excessively, they can be perceived as manipulative and insincere.

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    The word "blandish" means to flatter or coax someone in order to manipulate or gain favor. The antonyms for this word would be words that describe actions that are opposite in meaning, such as criticize, disparage, insult, or condemn. These words imply harshness or negativity, and are the opposite of the smooth and flattering tone that "blandish" implies. Other antonyms might include ignore, neglect, or refuse to acknowledge. These words imply a lack of attention or interest in the other person, which is also the opposite of the attention and focus that "blandish" implies.

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    Usage examples for Blandish

    That the Master should blandish was natural, because a man is natural; but they knew that a woman, if she is to approach any ideal of true womanhood, cannot be too carefully unnatural, and should she be persuaded or betrayed into some expression of affection for her lover, some answering caress, at least she must not like it.
    "The Pastor's Wife"
    Elizabeth von Arnim
    The Bishop and Sir Boanerges had just driven away, late in the evening, after partaking of a hasty dinner, which had been scrambled out of the remains of the previous feast; Captain Curry Cucumber was detailing some highly-spiced Indian anecdotes to Miss blandish, who was in a holy state of maiden indignation at some of the particulars with which the captain thought it incumbent on him to furnish her, although she listened eagerly all the while; Lieutenant Harrowby was indulging in platitudes with the Hon.
    "Caught in a Trap"
    John C. Hutcheson
    He was fifty, and no gallant save in words; and, as a wary bachelor of many years' standing, it was a long time before he showed a tendency to blandish a good-looking middle-aged nurse named Egan who also lodged with Mrs. Tynan; though even a plain-faced nurse in uniform has an advantage over a handsome unprofessional woman.
    "You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter"
    Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009

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