Treat (someone) very indulgently or protectively.
- The temptation to mollycoddle people who are unable to deal with insulting challenges to themselves or their beliefs is very strong.
- He wrote that the function of fantasy was ‘consolation’, thereby making it an article of policy that a fantasy writer should mollycoddle the reader.
- Following the successful implementation of the smoking ban in enclosed public places, they have devised a plan to mollycoddle us into wellness.
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