Definitions

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  • n. cajolement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wheedling to delude; words used in cajoling; flattery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of cajoling; coaxing language or tricks; delusive wheedling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. flattery intended to persuade

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Examples

  • 'Or the mixture of the two, called cajolery,' said Mr. Austin; 'and that was the principal art of the Whigs.'

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 2

  • To every kind of cajolery and social recommendation he presents an adamantine front, and his success has been due in a great measure to his wise choice of instruments.

    Kitchener, Organizer of Victory

  • And whether these “problems” are approached with blunt, bullying talk or a degree of cajolery and pious rhetoric, the chosen stance is always backed up with the ever-present threat of military action, up to and including the last of those “options” that always decorate the table: utter annihilation.

    Think Progress » CIA’s top spy: U.S. intelligence hasn’t ‘suffered at all’ from banning waterboading.

  • It came to him curiously that it was his destiny ever to stand on this high place, looking down on unending hordes of black trouble that required control, bullying, and cajolery.

    Chapter 11

  • And they enslaved you over again — but not frankly, as the true, noble men would do with weight of their own right arms, but secretly, by spidery machinations and by wheedling and cajolery and lies.

    Chapter 38

  • To Ms. Rosenfeld, common sense became and remains not an honest method of seeking truth but a rhetoric of flattery and cajolery.

    All Things To All People

  • In early October Polk returned to Nashville and spent a week seeking to solidify his standing among state Democrats through cajolery, entreaty, and old-fashioned political horse-trading.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • I did not mind the actual work or the kind of work, but it was the dishonesty and deception, the flattery and cajolery, the unnatural assumption that worker and diner had no common humanity.

    DARKWATER

  • But naturally Terentia would not leave it at that, and by a combination of flattery, cajolery, and threats that must have been worthy of her husband, she slowly extracted the truth.

    CONSPIRATA

  • Soft light from candles set throughout the room provided ample illumination-making up for the fact that the windows were closely shuttered, and no amount of threat or cajolery on Falconsbane's part would get the servants to open them.

    Widows and Orphans

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