blandishment vs cajolery what difference

what is difference between blandishment and cajolery

English

Etymology

From blandish (to persuade someone by using flattery, to cajole;
to praise someone dishonestly, to flatter or butter up
) +‎ -ment (suffix forming nouns from verbs, having the sense of ‘the action or result of what is denoted by the verbs’). Blandish is derived from Middle English blaundishen (to flatter; to fawn; to be enticing or persuasive; to be favourable; of the sea: to become calm) [and other forms] (whence blaundice (flattery, blandishment; caresses, dalliance; allurement, attractiveness; deceitfulness, deception) [and other forms]), from Anglo-Norman blaundishen, from blandiss-, the extended stem of Middle French blandir + Middle English -ishen (suffix forming verbs). Blandir is derived from Latin blandīrī, the present active infinitive of blandior (to fawn, flatter; to delude), from blandus (fawning, flattering, smooth, suave; persuasive; alluring, enticing, seductive; agreeable, pleasant) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mel- (erroneous, false; bad, evil)) + -iō (suffix forming causative verbs from adjectives).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈblændɪʃm(ə)nt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈblændɪʃmənt/
  • Hyphenation: bland‧ish‧ment

Noun

blandishment (plural blandishments)

  1. (countable) Often in the plural form blandishments: a flattering speech or action designed to influence or persuade.
    Synonyms: cajolery; see also Thesaurus:flattery
  2. (countable) Something alluring or attractive.
  3. (uncountable, figuratively) Allurement, attraction.

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Further reading

  • flattery on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology

From French cajolerie.

Noun

cajolery (countable and uncountable, plural cajoleries)

  1. cajolement

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