Definition of Blandish

1. Verb. Praise somewhat dishonestly. "Sam cannot blandish Sue "

Exact synonyms: Flatter
Specialized synonyms: Soft-soap, Adulate, Stroke, Bootlick, Fawn, Kotow, Kowtow, Suck Up, Toady, Truckle, Brown-nose, Butter Up
Generic synonyms: Praise
Derivative terms: Blandishment, Blandishment, Flatterer, Flattery
Antonyms: Disparage



Definition of Blandish

1. v. t. To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole.

Definition of Blandish

1. Verb. (transitive) To persuade someone by using flattery; to cajole. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To praise someone dishonestly; to flatter or butter up. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blandish

1. to coax by flattery [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Literary usage of Blandish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays,: Which are Acted at the by Inchbald, Elizabeth Inchbald (1808)
"blandish. Whether I shall marry my friend's intended bride, or his sister. ... Mm. blandish. Marry his intended . bride i blandish My lord's opinion of her ..."

2. Diary and correspondence of samuel pepys f.r.s.. by Samuel Pepys (1854)
"15«. for my silver blandish. He tells me gold holds up its price still, and did desire me to let him have what old 20s. pieces I have, and he would give me ..."

3. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"blandish in his character and disposition,— cruel and treacherous; and he also held the English in contempt and hated them as intruders, and was ready for ..."

4. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of a Father and Son by George Meredith (1917)
"CHAPTER XLV LADY blandish TO AUSTIN WENTWORTH "His ordeal is over. I have just come from his room and seen him bear the worst that could be. ..."

5. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1896)
"CHAPTER XLV LADY blandish TO AUSTIN WENTWORTH 'His ordeal is over. I have just come from his room and seen him bear the worst that could be. ..."

6. Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian by John Adolphus (1839)
"... by General Burgoyne,—its excellence and universal popularity,— perfection of the Actors.—Bannister in blandish. — Observations on a supposed plagiarism. ..."

7. The Graves of Myles Standish and Other Pilgrims by Eugene Joseph Vincent Huiginn (1892)
"A. Captain's lull, the Bite of blandish monument. B. Mrs. Thomas Chandler's. C. Morton's Hole. D. George Prank Ryder's. ..."

8. The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays,: Which are Acted at the by Inchbald, Elizabeth Inchbald (1808)
"blandish. Whether I shall marry my friend's intended bride, or his sister. ... Mm. blandish. Marry his intended . bride i blandish My lord's opinion of her ..."

9. Diary and correspondence of samuel pepys f.r.s.. by Samuel Pepys (1854)
"15«. for my silver blandish. He tells me gold holds up its price still, and did desire me to let him have what old 20s. pieces I have, and he would give me ..."

10. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"blandish in his character and disposition,— cruel and treacherous; and he also held the English in contempt and hated them as intruders, and was ready for ..."

11. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of a Father and Son by George Meredith (1917)
"CHAPTER XLV LADY blandish TO AUSTIN WENTWORTH "His ordeal is over. I have just come from his room and seen him bear the worst that could be. ..."

12. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1896)
"CHAPTER XLV LADY blandish TO AUSTIN WENTWORTH 'His ordeal is over. I have just come from his room and seen him bear the worst that could be. ..."

13. Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian by John Adolphus (1839)
"... by General Burgoyne,—its excellence and universal popularity,— perfection of the Actors.—Bannister in blandish. — Observations on a supposed plagiarism. ..."

14. The Graves of Myles Standish and Other Pilgrims by Eugene Joseph Vincent Huiginn (1892)
"A. Captain's lull, the Bite of blandish monument. B. Mrs. Thomas Chandler's. C. Morton's Hole. D. George Prank Ryder's. ..."

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