cajolery cajolery

Definition(s):

  • (n) flattery intended to persuade

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Some in Washington seem to think that we can still persuade OPEC to lower prices as if reason or cajolery had never been tried before.
  2. That's probably not the best prep for a role in which persuasion and cajolery are vital.
  3. That's probably not the best prep for a role in which persuasion and cajolery are vital.

Quotes

  1. "I have been exposed to Richard's full repertoire of histrionics, cajolery, and utilization of fine print," Black wrote. "He hasn't been disingenuous exactly, but I understand how he finessed the Russians out of deployed missiles in exchange...
    on Aug 22, 2005 By: Conrad Black Source: Mathaba.Net

  2. "The Crespin Tosca was a big, beautiful woman with a sumptuous soprano, alluring and worldly," wrote the Tribune's Claudia Cassidy. "Hers was a lovely Puccini voice missing no cadence of cajolery, no flick of jealousy, an actress so deeply in...
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: Claudia Cassidy Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. In February 1954 Labor's deputy leader, Arthur Calwell, wrote an article in the Truth newspaper in which he boasted that the ALP was the only party "which can be relied upon not to give way to Japanese cajolery, bluff and blackmail".
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Arthur Calwell Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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