One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Coaxing or flattery intended to persuade someone to do something.‘she uses cajolery, deception, and manipulation to get what she wants’
persuasion, wheedling, coaxing, inveiglementView synonyms
- ‘Never had I read more flattering, in-your-face cajolery.’
- ‘We then went through an intensive process of negotiation, cajolery, threats, and mathematical calculations to put together a deal that everyone could support.’
- ‘Instead, she uses cajolery, deception, and sexual manipulation to trick him out of consummating the marriage.’
- ‘The merits of his cajoleries won't be discussed here, because they lack merit.’
- ‘It would be the ultimate weapon in journalistic cajolery.’
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