blandishment

noun
blan·dish·ment | \ˈblan-dish-mənt \

Definition of blandishment 

: something that tends to coax or cajole : allurement often used in plural … refuses to yield to their blandishments— Irving Babbitt

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Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 But the sweet glaze of memory, like the blandishment of false philosophy, still offers glints of something darker beneath the surface. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: The Chaos Beneath the Chorale in ‘The Lucky Ones’," 31 Mar. 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. Ruth La Ferla, The Seattle Times, "In “Incredibles 2,” the Parr house is the breakout star," 9 July 2018 The sweetening tone was just the latest change in a roller-coaster game of brinkmanship — talks about talks with two unpredictable world leaders trading threats and blandishments. Washington Post, "Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games’," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of blandishment

circa 1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blandishment

see blandish

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