Definition of blandities
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LNS
blanditiēs, blanditiēī
blandus
noun (f., 5th declension)
  1. The quality of one
  2. a caressing, flattering, flattery
  3. flatteries, blandishments, allurements
  4. pleasure, delight, enticement, charm, allurement
Abbreviations
blanditia, ae (blandities, ēi, in abl., App. M. 9, p. 230, 11), f. blandus. The quality of one blandus; a caressing, flattering, flattery (mostly in an honorable sense; cf. on the contrary, assentatio and adulatio; class in prose and poetry; most freq. in plur.). Sing.: haec meretrix meum erum blanditiā intulit in pauperiem, Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 21: viscus merus vostra'st blanditia, id. Bacch. 1, 1, 16: in cive excelso atque homine nobili blanditiam, ostentationem, ambitionem notam esse levitatis, Cic. Rep. 4, 7, 7 (ap. Non. p. 194, 27): nullam in amicitiā pestem esse majorem quam adulationem, blanditiam, adsentationem, id. Lael. 25, 91: occursatio et blanditia popularis, id. Planc. 12, 29; cf. Q. Cic. Petit. Cons. 11, 41; Prop. 1, 16, 16 al.

— Plur., flatteries, blandishments, allurements, = blandimenta: puerique parentum blanditiis facile ingenium fregere superbum, caresses, * Lucr. 5, 1018; Plaut. Poen. 1, 1, 8: quot illic (sc. in amore) blanditiae, quot illic iracundiae sunt! id. Truc. 1, 1, 7: ut blanditiis suis suam voluptatem expleat, Ter. Hec. 1, 1, 11: quam (benevolentiam civium) blanditiis et adsentando conligere turpe est, Cic. Lael. 17, 61: tantum apud te ejus blanditiae flagitiosae voluerunt, ut, etc., Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 26, § 65: hereditates... malitiosis blanditiis quaesitae, id. Off. 3, 18, 74; id. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2, § 5: blanditiis ab aliquo aliquid exprimere, id. Att. 1, 19, 9: muliebres, Liv. 24, 4, 4: virorum factum purgantium, id. 1, 9, 16: fallaces, Tac. A. 14, 56: verniles, id. H. 2, 59; Suet. Aug. 53 al.; cf. also Tib. 1, 1, 72; 1, 2, 91; 1, 4, 71; 1, 9, 77; Prop. 4 (5), 6, 72; Ov. Am. 1, 4, 66; id. M. 1, 531; 4, 70; 6, 626; 6, 632; 6, 685; 7, 817; 10, 259; 12, 407; 14, 19; id. H. 13, 153; Plin. 8, 5, 5, § 14.

— Trop., pleasure, delight, enticement, charm, allurement (cf. blandus, II. A., and blandior, II. B.): blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deliniti atque corrupti, Cic. Fin. 1, 10, 33: attrita cotidiano actu forensi ingenia optime rerum talium blanditia (i. e. lectione poetarum) reparantur. Quint. 10, 1, 27.
 
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