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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • \ˈkä-dəl\
    • /ˈkɒd.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • \ˈkä-dəl\

Definition of coddling word

  • noun coddling Act in a sissifying way. 1

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Parts of speech for Coddling


coddling popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for coddling

noun coddling

  • immoderation — lack of moderation.
  • indulgence — the act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire.
  • profligate — utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
  • permissiveness — habitually or characteristically accepting or tolerant of something, as social behavior or linguistic usage, that others might disapprove or forbid.
  • intemperate — given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.

Antonyms for coddling

noun coddling

  • correction — Corrections are marks or comments made on a piece of work, especially school work, which indicate where there are mistakes and what are the right answers.
  • punition — punishment.
  • re-examine — to examine again.
  • revisal — the act of revising; revision.

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