coddle

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Synonyms for coddle

Synonyms for coddle

to treat with indulgence and often overtender care

Synonyms for coddle

treat with excessive indulgence

cook in nearly boiling water

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These same people, our parents, look at their grandchildren with what amounts to horror, I suppose, as we, the coddled generation, tell our children, as often as we can, how good they have it, how coddled they are, how soft they are, how spoiled they are.
Our readers don't need to be coddled, in fact many of them have graduated from `Lonely Planet, Moon, and Insight,'" Pelton, a veteran of numerous expeditions in remote Southeast Asia, says.
Tavolo's Mother's Day menu includes a sparkling glass of Strawberry-Rhubarb Champagne, Coddled Eggs with Chives and Poppy Seed Waffles with Orange Marmalade Sauce.
But Boog is getting too big to be coddled, and after a convenience-store sugar bender with a bad-influence moose (Ashton Kutcher), Beth decides to return him to the wild.
The service, while pleasant, won't make you feel coddled, but the room rates won't leave you feeling mugged, either.
The description of Havel's birth, for example, finds ominous portents in an old family movie ("inexpertly shot," the book jabs) in which parents and relatives fuss over the baby so much as to give the impression of "a child whose early months were not only coddled but crowned.
where she traded in her coddled big-expense days for creative autonomy.
Proposals that the site functioned as an ancient kennel, breeding center or resting place for coddled pets lost favor when the researchers noted that many of the skeletons showed wear and tear typical of street dogs, such as mangled paws, broken ribs and tooth degradation, and that only 38 percent lived beyond the puppy stage -- a survival rate matching that of street dogs today.
Bush's Iraq policy to those who coddled Adolf Hitler prior to World War II.
By the way, I am not someone who wants to be coddled by bureaucrats and federal programs.
Now he finds himself the Big Boy in the picture: the man to be mollified and coddled and photographed with.
Michael Gennaco, who heads the Office of Independent Review, which oversees the Sheriff's Department, visited the Malibu sheriff's station Monday to investigate whether Hollywood stars are coddled by the nation's largest sheriff's agency.
Bush had eight years as vice president, one and a half years as president, and plenty of evidence to deduce that Saddam Hussein was a killer who had to be contained, not coddled.
He pronounces, "Students who obviously do not belong in [the school] setting because they are determined to be antisocial and destructive, and are beyond self-discipline and the capacity to reason, must be swiftly and surgically removed to another type of educational environment, not coddled or fretted over.