cajolery 1640s, from Fr. cajolerie "persuasion by flattery" (16c.), from cajoler (see CAJOLE (Cf. cajole)).

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  • Cajolery — Ca*jol er*y, n.; pl. {Cajoleries}. A wheedling to delude; words used in cajoling; flattery. Infamous cajoleries. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cajolery — index bribery, instigation, persuasion, seduction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cajolery — cajole ► VERB ▪ persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery. DERIVATIVES cajolery noun. ORIGIN French cajoler …   English terms dictionary

  • cajolery — noun see cajole …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cajolery — /keuh joh leuh ree/, n., pl. cajoleries. persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing. [1640 50; < F cajolerie. See CAJOLE, ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cajolery — noun cajolement …   Wiktionary

  • cajolery — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. palaver, persuasion, coaxing. see flattery …   English dictionary for students

  • cajolery — ca jol·er·y || lÉ™rɪ n. flattery, persuasion; temptation, enticement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cajolery — n. 1. Flattery, wheedling, fawning, coaxing, adulation, blandishment, blarney. 2. Deceit, deception, imposture, imposition …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cajolery — n wheedling, beguilement, beguiling, blandishment, blandishing, blarney, coaxing, palaver, Inf. soft soap, Inf. sweet talk, Inf. honeyed words, Sl. line, Sl. snow job; humoring, jollying, pandering to, catering to, Inf. stroking; flattery, Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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