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mollycoddle

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːlikɑːdl; ˈmɒlikɒdl/

Translation of mollycoddle in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] mimar, consentir*
    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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