ETYM Cf. Old Fren. blandissement.
1. Flattery intended to persuade; SYN. cajolery, palaver.
2. The act of urging by means of teasing or flattery; SYN. wheedling.
ETYM Old Eng. flaterie, Old Fren. flaterie, French flaterie, from flater to flatter, French flatter; of uncertain origin. Related to Flatter.
Excessive or insincere praise.