blandiloquence love

Definitions

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  • n. flattery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Mild, flattering speech.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fair, mild, or flattering speech; courteous language; compliment.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Their muscular exertions must affect the lungs, and, in a great degree, suspend the exercise of their blandiloquence, not only during the race, but for some minutes after its termination.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

  • The pair parted company and Stephen rejoined Mr Bloom who, with his practised eye, was not without perceiving that he had succumbed to the blandiloquence of the other parasite.

    Ulysses

  • Instead of expressing gratitude for the invitation, as the President, trained in political blandiloquence, had done, Professor Pludder indulged in denunciation.

    The Second Deluge

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  • Apparently it means 'complimentary speaking'

    July 18, 2008

  • Nice word! I think I will adopt it and make it my own.

    June 19, 2007