- Treat (someone) in an indulgent or overprotective way: I found school very difficult, and realized I’d been mollycoddled at home (as noun mollycoddling) he was getting too old for such mollycoddlingMore example sentences
- 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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- An effeminate or ineffectual man or boy: baseball is a game for red-blooded men and mollycoddles better stay out of itMore example sentences
milksop, namby-pamby, crybaby, baby, coward, weakling, MilquetoastAustralian/New Zealand • informal sookSouth African • informal moffie• archaic poltroon
- He wants nothing to do with such mollycoddles!
- He agrees with me, and he's no mollycoddle in the critical ring.