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mollycoddle

mol·ly·cod·dle

mollycoddle

 
pronunciation:
ma li ka dl
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mollycoddled, mollycoddles, mollycoddling
definition: to overprotect or pamper; coddle.
synonyms:
baby, coddle, cosset, overprotect, pamper, spoon-feed
antonyms:
abuse, neglect
similar words:
dandle, favor, humor, indulge, mollify, overindulge, pacify, pet, smother, spoil
derivation: mollycoddler (n.)