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There are some agents who do a good job looking after players but there are others who stifle and mollycoddle them.
Gary Neville

Meaning of "mollycoddle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MOLLYCODDLE

From molly² + coddle.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MOLLYCODDLE

mollycoddle  [ˈmɒlɪˌkɒdəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOLLYCODDLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mollycoddle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mollycoddle in English.

WHAT DOES MOLLYCODDLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of mollycoddle in the English dictionary

The definition of mollycoddle in the dictionary is to treat with indulgent care; pamper. Other definition of mollycoddle is a pampered person.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MOLLYCODDLE

PRESENT

Present
I mollycoddle
you mollycoddle
he/she/it mollycoddles
we mollycoddle
you mollycoddle
they mollycoddle
Present continuous
I am mollycoddling
you are mollycoddling
he/she/it is mollycoddling
we are mollycoddling
you are mollycoddling
they are mollycoddling
Present perfect
I have mollycoddled
you have mollycoddled
he/she/it has mollycoddled
we have mollycoddled
you have mollycoddled
they have mollycoddled
Present perfect continuous
I have been mollycoddling
you have been mollycoddling
he/she/it has been mollycoddling
we have been mollycoddling
you have been mollycoddling
they have been mollycoddling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I mollycoddled
you mollycoddled
he/she/it mollycoddled
we mollycoddled
you mollycoddled
they mollycoddled
Past continuous
I was mollycoddling
you were mollycoddling
he/she/it was mollycoddling
we were mollycoddling
you were mollycoddling
they were mollycoddling
Past perfect
I had mollycoddled
you had mollycoddled
he/she/it had mollycoddled
we had mollycoddled
you had mollycoddled
they had mollycoddled
Past perfect continuous
I had been mollycoddling
you had been mollycoddling
he/she/it had been mollycoddling
we had been mollycoddling
you had been mollycoddling
they had been mollycoddling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mollycoddle
you will mollycoddle
he/she/it will mollycoddle
we will mollycoddle
you will mollycoddle
they will mollycoddle
Future continuous
I will be mollycoddling
you will be mollycoddling
he/she/it will be mollycoddling
we will be mollycoddling
you will be mollycoddling
they will be mollycoddling
Future perfect
I will have mollycoddled
you will have mollycoddled
he/she/it will have mollycoddled
we will have mollycoddled
you will have mollycoddled
they will have mollycoddled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been mollycoddling
you will have been mollycoddling
he/she/it will have been mollycoddling
we will have been mollycoddling
you will have been mollycoddling
they will have been mollycoddling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mollycoddle
you would mollycoddle
he/she/it would mollycoddle
we would mollycoddle
you would mollycoddle
they would mollycoddle
Conditional continuous
I would be mollycoddling
you would be mollycoddling
he/she/it would be mollycoddling
we would be mollycoddling
you would be mollycoddling
they would be mollycoddling
Conditional perfect
I would have mollycoddle
you would have mollycoddle
he/she/it would have mollycoddle
we would have mollycoddle
you would have mollycoddle
they would have mollycoddle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been mollycoddling
you would have been mollycoddling
he/she/it would have been mollycoddling
we would have been mollycoddling
you would have been mollycoddling
they would have been mollycoddling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mollycoddle
we let´s mollycoddle
you mollycoddle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mollycoddle
Past participle
mollycoddled
Present Participle
mollycoddling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOLLYCODDLE


bodle
ˈbɒdəl
broddle
ˈbrɒdəl
coddle
ˈkɒdəl
doddle
ˈdɒdəl
hoddle
ˈhɒdəl
model
ˈmɒdəl
niddle-noddle
ˈnɪdəlˌnɒdəl
noddle
ˈnɒdəl
poddle
ˈpɒdəl
remodel
riːˈmɒdəl
supermodel
ˈsuːpəˌmɒdəl
swaddle
ˈswɒdəl
synodal
ˈsɪnɒdəl
toddle
ˈtɒdəl
twaddle
ˈtwɒdəl
waddle
ˈwɒdəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOLLYCODDLE

mollitious
mollusc
mollusc-like
molluscan
molluscicidal
molluscicide
molluscoid
molluscoidal
molluscous
molluscum
mollusk
mollusk-like
molluskan
Mollweide projection
molly
Molly Maguire
mollycoddler
mollycoddling
mollyhawk
mollymawk

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOLLYCODDLE

at the fiddle
Biddle
buddle
cuddle
fiddle
fit as a fiddle
griddle
huddle
in the saddle
kiddle
muddle
paddle
pig in the middle
piggy in the middle
puddle
riddle
ruddle
saddle
straddle
widdle

Synonyms and antonyms of mollycoddle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MOLLYCODDLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mollycoddle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mollycoddle
baby · coddle · cosset · indulge · pamper · pet · ruin · spoil

Translation of «mollycoddle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOLLYCODDLE

Find out the translation of mollycoddle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mollycoddle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mollycoddle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纵容
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mollycoddle
570 millions of speakers

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mollycoddle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोदा आदमी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يجدر تدليل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неженка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mollycoddle
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মলি ম্যাগুয়ার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mollycoddle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Molly Maguire
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mollycoddle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

甘やかす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

응석을 받아 주다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Molly Maguire
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

mollycoddle
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மோலி மகுய்ரே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मॉली मॅगुरे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Molly Maguire
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coccolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mollycoddle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неженка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rasfata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαϊδεύω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vertroetelen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mollycoddle
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mollycoddle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mollycoddle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOLLYCODDLE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOLLYCODDLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mollycoddle

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QUOTES WITH «MOLLYCODDLE»

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Gary Neville
There are some agents who do a good job looking after players but there are others who stifle and mollycoddle them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOLLYCODDLE»

Discover the use of mollycoddle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mollycoddle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Appearances: Being Notes of Travel
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson. who accomplishes reforms; who abolished slavery, for example, and revolutionised prisons and lunatic asylums. Still, primarily, the Mollycoddle is a critic, not a man of action. He challengesallstandards and all ...
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
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The Best Words
mollycoddle. noun 1. an effeminate man or boy. 2. a person who is overprotected or coddled. GILBEY. The disgrace of it will kill me. And it will leave a mark on him to the end of his life. DORA. Not a bit of it. Don't you be afraid: I've educated ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2011
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Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the ...
3 Dickinson commented on the American enthusiasm for the “gospel of strenuousness” and attempted to delineate the characteristics of the “red blood” and the “mollycoddle.” “Red bloods,” he asserted, were “men of action” who “ carry on the ...
Kevin P. Murphy, 2013
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Douglas Fairbanks
The Mollycoddle pressbook. 12. Ibid. 13. "The Mollycoddle." New York Times. June 14, 1920. 13. 14. Burns Mantle, "The Mollycoddle." Photoplay 18, no. 4 ( September 1920): 67. Dancin Fool (1920). an Artcraft production starring Wallace Reid ...
Jeffrey Vance, Robert Cushman, 2008
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This Mad Masquerade: Stardom and Masculinity in the Jazz Age
If trends of modern life were producing an overcivilized nation of mollycoddles ( led by a mollycoddle President Wilson), then the nation had to be turned around by transforming one mollycoddle at a time into a vigorous, manly man. After all, the ...
Gaylyn Studlar, 1996
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Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master
A New York Times reviewer, after stating that When the Clouds Roll By and the next Fairbanks-Fleming production, The Mollycoddle (1920), have “extraor- dinary scenes,” declared, “That as Victor Fleming directed both 'When the Clouds Roll ...
Michael Sragow, 2013
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The Best Man:
But, to tell the truth, daddy calls him a mollycoddle; says he hasn't enough gumption—whatever thatmay be—to stand upfor himself at the trustees' meetings . All the trustees are opposed tohim because heis not over thirty." "And the bestlooking ...
Harold MacGrath, 2014
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Catcher: The Evolution of an American Folk Hero
Modern inventions have changed things so that a guy can get his chewing now by cocking his kicks on a desk and pushing electric buttons, and right there is where the mollycoddle germ finds an opening for a knockout punch. “While our ...
Peter Morris, 2009
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The Cave and the Mountain: A Study of E. M. Forster
The Red-blood sees nothing; but the Mollycoddle sees through everything. The Red-blood joins societies; the Mollycoddle is a non-joiner. Individualist of individualists, he can only stand alone, while the Red-blood requires the support of a ...
Wilfred Stone, 1966
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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms
... invest induction »deduction Ana »inference, ratiocination inductive deductive ( see under DEDUCTION) Ana ratiocinative, inferential (see under INFERENCE) indulge, pamper, humor, spoil, baby, mollycoddle mean to show undue favor or ...
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOLLYCODDLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mollycoddle is used in the context of the following news items.
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NRL clubs invest money to make their players stars — they should …
My work doesn't mollycoddle me. VoteView Results Polldaddy.com · Should NRL clubs take more responsibility for players? The contract you ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Do these words remind you of anyone?
Flummox (confuse); crudivore (eats raw?); hoosegow (jail); mollycoddle (treat with absurd attention); donnybrook (wild brawl?); cantankerous ... «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Jul 15»
3
Hold Up, Millennials, We Old Dogs Still Know A Few Tricks
It can't only be about an experienced workforce acquiescing proven management principles in an effort to mollycoddle (direct quote) a very ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
4
Platt on marquee player: 'It's difficult to find a player who ticks every …
Dispelling all the supposed perks of being a marquee player, the 49-year-old he wasn't going to mollycoddle any of his signings whilst also ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
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Big Interview: Gary Connaughton goes from saving goals to setting …
The man doesn't mollycoddle players. “If a player asks 'Why did you take me off?' Tom will be straight up and say 'Because you were shite, ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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Not for non-Muslims to remove temptation with dress codes, says …
“By demanding that non-Muslims mollycoddle and tip-toe around Muslims, the muftis and teachers are doing the Muslims of this country a ... «The Malaysian Insider, Jun 15»
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Time to dismantle archaic laws to boost economy
Our big handicap is that we continue to mollycoddle our industry through high tariffs to prevent market entry. Stiff opposition from the business ... «The Hans India, Jun 15»
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The President and the former President did not meet at the Speakers …
The former President has further stated that the five great forces built the SLFP, not to take the UNP in its lap and mollycoddle. It is reported that ... «Hiru News, Jun 15»
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Strategic convergence sans robust economic engagement …
Our big handicap is that we continue to mollycoddle our industry through high tariffs to prevent market entry. Stiff opposition from the business ... «Moneylife, Jun 15»
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Dear Pope Francis: Here Are Five Times Weapons of War Saved …
Of course, no one should expect the Pope to mollycoddle arms dealers (and I leave the theological discussion about his comments to those ... «The Federalist, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mollycoddle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mollycoddle>. Oct 2020 ».
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