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There was already too much coddling of kids in school, as far as Mr. K was concerned.

In the weeks leading up to the hearing the nominee was accused of coddling Iran, hating Israel, even sympathizing with Hamas.

More important, under the financial repression and Wall Street–coddling policies of the Fed there is no free market left.

The response of the Obama administration has been widely assailed as “weak” and “coddling” of a “Chinese dictatorship.”

In plain English, they milked the Americans for money while coddling some of the al Qaeda killers.

Of course the child may cry, but that is simply because he has become over-particular through too much coddling.

No doubt you will wish to practise coddling the Ideal Husband a little longer before your classes begin.

You might just as well advise nursing and coddling a nest of brown-tail moths—and we are spending good money to kill off moths.

Earth, he thought; Earth again, coddling and protecting aliens, forming them into a conspiracy against the humanoid worlds.

Martin hesitated, protesting that there was "altogether too much of this coddling business" in the matter of Cameron's future.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coddling, such as: extravagance, kindness, leniency, permissiveness, privilege, and allowance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.