Synonym of mollycoddling

Alternative for mollycoddling

mollycoddles, mollycoddled, mollycoddling

Synonym: baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, pamper, spoil,


Kind or lenient, often to excess
soft lenient tolerant forgiving indulgent compassionate overindulgent clement liberal permissive lax charitable benign benignant condoning easy easygoing gentle kind merciful light mild obliging pampering softhearted pardoning spoiling sympathetic tender generous forbearing gracious undemanding allowing complaisant compliant excusing permitting yielding easy-going tender-hearted weak boneless soft-hearted spineless accommodating kindly humane moderate humoring temperate humouring going easy on sparing acquiescent cooperative magnanimous flexible pliant pitying kind-hearted benevolent agreeable docile understanding loving favoring good-natured assuasive letting amiable soft-shell emollient assuaging deceivable fond favouring dupable broad-minded gullible biddable submissive susceptible deludable amenable trusting fleeceable naive tractable unoppressive unburdensome unsuspicious live with being big doting cosseting friendly accommodative favourable gratifying caring big favorable giving soft-shelled nonjudgmental considerate overpermissive going along with able to live with helpful unselfish beneficent warm humanitarian altruistic patient affectionate thoughtful warm-hearted selfless kindhearted open-handed chivalrous devoted tenderhearted free noble genial good-hearted philanthropic big-hearted decent responsive hospitable open-minded supportive neighbourly unstinting polite neighborly fatherly long-suffering affable courteous ungrudging munificent pleasant warmhearted unprejudiced bountiful accepting bounteous sensitive good empathetic all heart progressive disinterested calm self-sacrificing amicable solicitous denying incorruptible self-effacing extroverted self-denying civil good-humored good-humoured self-forgetting receptive cordial sentimental stoical latitudinarian feeling concerned gallant paternal catholic libertarian uncomplaining willing unbigoted unbiased protective stoic self-forgetful fatherlike lavish radical maternal advanced comforting attentive public-spirited princely mellow motherly bighearted resigned empathic congenial goodhearted approachable serene patriarchal free-handed open enlightened loose unorthodox unconventional tranquil high-minded free and easy deferential adoring rational philanthropical openhanded amorous sociable easy-oasy great-hearted well-mannered large-hearted encouraging unsparing cool well meaning bleeding-heart composed relaxed well-disposed unflappable restrained placid longanimous touchy-feely eager to please even-tempered tactful freehanded self-possessed broad left avant-garde intelligent interested reasonable receiving laid-back approving eager to help eleemosynary parental enamored enamoured forthcoming sweet laissez-faire pleasing regardful good-tempered nice human bleeding heart avuncular hands-off fair conciliatory prodigal impartial nonconventional nonorthodox nontraditional dispassionate lovey-dovey lovesome meek adaptable pliable imperturbable courtly unruffled unexcitable peaceable reassuring freehearted fulsome wide civilized impassive diplomatic enduring self-controlled self-restrained ardent just equable honourable honorable mannerly philosophical collected ethical upright useful well-bred well mannered companionable philosophic moral worthy do-good accessible ruthful cheerful commiserative mushy urbane bland bonhomous unctuous civilised stately suave righteous open-hearted greathearted sympathizing condoling commiserating with the patience of Job knightly sympathising well disposed loving and giving reformist brotherly humanistic heart in right place general non-restrictive parent hearty liberalistic unprescriptive unrestricted live-and-let-live soft-boiled heroic courageous tolerating valiant overfamiliar placable uplifting sheltering matriarchal watchful plenteous brave generous to a fault mindful nonmalignant nurturing inspiring inspiriting handy pitiful beneficient valuable pacific assenting fearless intrepid stout-hearted bold dauntless handsome emotional observant heedful nonthreatening persuadable perceptive comprehending appreciative conformable non-malignant stimulating boosting social thoughty willing to forgive right-on non-partisan onside persuasible suasible game noble-minded valorous user friendly on tap on deck angelic soft touch propitious likeable unoffensive dutiful well intentioned respectful sweet-tempered openhearted wholesome lovable benefic likable delightful engaging unassuming overfond obedient consoling cheering soothing fulfilling modest willing to help noninterventionist living with elevated high lordly sublime natural lofty great detached sober unemotional ladylike decorous gentlemanly romantic predisposed addicted vigilant piteous peaceful soft-touch logical phlegmatic unperturbed politically correct going easy with having heart in right place fatalistic realistic chilled quiet glad to be of assistance free-and-easy compatible genteel admiring worshipping Santa Claus has heart in right place old softie well-intentioned practical sedate nonplussed tame mild-mannered jejune vapid dull flat subservient subdued spiritless obeisant smooth forbearant persistent persevering silly over wise profound deep deep-thinking learned couth appropriate equanimous untiring mild-tempered inexcitable passive undogmatic venerating cool, calm and collected freethinking fortitudinous lovesick honest low-pressure devil-may-care breezy happy-go-lucky cosmopolitan unshockable respectable adulatory reverential idolizing reverent sophisticated virtuous trustworthy free-thinking amatory besotted infatuated incorrupt dependable comradely forward-thinking principled upstanding worshiping idolising easy on easy with well-meaning foolish passionate suitable matching fitting right straight true free thinking poised casual nonchalant offhand outgiving unconcerned indolent uncritical complacent insouciant lazy unhurried carefree hang-loose informal uninhibited fascinated struck serving silly fatuous simple clean-living stand-up all right on the up and up well-brought-up squeaky clean right-minded impassioned fervid fervent erotic anacreontic amative sisterly


Excessively protective, wanting to give too much protection (especially to children)


Present participle for to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
pampering babying coddling cosseting indulging spoiling petting cockering overindulging dandling nursing ruining spoon-feeding wet-nursing nannying nursemaiding caressing fondling overprotecting killing by kindness killing with kindness catering to fussing over waiting on wrapping in cotton wool waiting on hand and foot humouring humoring pandering to satisfying mothering cuddling doting on spoiling rotten gratifying fostering pleasing favouring favoring loving protecting cocooning making much of making a fuss of wrapping up in cotton wool accommodating treating regaling serving cherishing fawning on giving in to yielding tickling nourishing lambing coshering sheltering obliging sparing the rod featherbedding taking care of posseting cottoning fussing catering to your every whim making a fuss over making over mollifying giving in playing up to doing everything for running around after flattering bowing to soothing yielding to placating complying with giving way to adapting to catering going along with dancing rocking cradling tossing bouncing amusing jiggling riding hugging sporting shaking jogging toying stroking nuzzling playing rubbing toying with giving a knee ride riding on knee sympathizing going easy on treating gently abetting benefiting benefitting sympathising rewarding facilitating honoring honouring helping gladdening treating well smiling upon doing right by showing consideration showing beneficence doing a kindness putting oneself out for entertaining feasting appeasing outfitting ministering to providing for aiding assisting supporting comforting sustaining lending a hand to agreeing with doing someone a service fitting in with doing someone a good turn meeting the needs of submitting to cooperating with doing someone a favour doing a good turn to lending a helping hand to deferring to giving a leg up to meeting the wants of bending over backwards for allowing for finding ways to help catering for

Antonym of mollycoddling

mollycoddling Idiom, Proverb

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