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synonyms for mollycoddle

  • baby
  • caress
  • coddle
  • cosset
  • dandle
  • fondle
  • indulge
  • overindulge
  • overprotect
  • pet
  • spoil
  • cater to
  • wait on
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How to use mollycoddle in a sentence

No mollycoddle—but a roaring, six bottle fellow—with a big brain and a scrupulous sense of honor.
BY ADVICE OF COUNSELARTHUR TRAIN
They despise from their hearts the mollycoddle who will not risk a wound or a cold for the pleasures of the sun and air.
THE BOOK OF THIS AND THATROBERT LYND
When one mother tries to be all those things to one son that son has a very fair chance of turning out a mollycoddle.
CHEERFUL--BY REQUESTEDNA FERBER
I was right in refusing to mollycoddle him or put up with any of his callow, unbaked impudence.
THE YOUNGER SETROBERT W. CHAMBERS
I wish to deprive those whom I put in the mollycoddle class, of any argument against good sport.
AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN ADDRESSESTHEODORE ROOSEVELT
In the universe and in society the Mollycoddle is "out of it" as inevitably as the Red-blood is "in it."
APPEARANCESGOLDSWORTHY LOWES DICKINSON
"A Red-blood man" is a phrase which explains itself, "Mollycoddle" is its opposite.
APPEARANCESGOLDSWORTHY LOWES DICKINSON
The Red-blood despises the Mollycoddle; but, in the long run, he does what the Mollycoddle tells him.
APPEARANCESGOLDSWORTHY LOWES DICKINSON
You mollycoddle——Water, you fellows—can't you even wait on a real man?
FROM THE CAR BEHINDELEANOR M. INGRAM
If he repudiated these ideas, then Jonas would denounce him as a "mollycoddle," a "pink tea Socialist," a "labor faker."
100%: THE STORY OF A PATRIOTUPTON SINCLAIR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MOLLYCODDLE

  • baby
  • caress
  • cater to
  • cosset
  • cotton
  • favor
  • humor
  • make much of
  • make over
  • mollycoddle
  • nurse
  • pet
  • play up to
  • spoil
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