Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of mollifying or softening.
  • noun Pacification; an appeasing; something that will soothe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of mollifying, or the state of being mollified; a softening.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of mollifying.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
  • noun the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined

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Examples

  • “I said it was okay,” he said, but even though his words were intended as mollification, he sounded angry.

    And You--And You--And You

  • Unlike their forbears, modern-day Keynesians do not argue just for mollification in the rate of deleveraging.

    Michael Pento: How Dr. Keynes Killed the Patient

  • As part of our continuing mollification of superannuated subscribers, this week's concerts will feature a big-name soloist playing a very old piece while the rest of the musicians phone it in.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Anything with a whiff of potential controversy was being replaced with legislative placebos, with the mollification of leader-writers taking precedence over whether an idea would actually help the nation the parliament was there to serve.

    It's October, 1956.

  • As part of our continuing mollification of superannuated subscribers, this week's concerts will feature a big-name soloist playing a very old piece while the rest of the musicians phone it in.

    Listener discretion advised

  • Moreover, there is no sign of any mollification in the way Gaza is governed, or the anti-Jew propaganda spewed over the airwaves or indoctrinated into schoolkids.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • All of this is aimed at/for mollification of, and reducing the numbers of the masses.

    Distributive Justice: Barack Obama, Bush and Luke 6: 42

  • I don't see how it could have played out any differently, so why any mollification about the size of Obama's huevos?

    Obama's military victory.

  • There are issues which override party considerations and/or the mollification of an office holder's base.

    Bi-Partisanship in a Non-Partisan World

  • Usually, a robust defender of reason and science -- and vociferous critic of untested truth-claims -- Shermer has drawn the ire of colleagues and admirers alike with his quixotic missive of mollification to moderates of religion.

    Renowned Skeptic Michael Shermer: Deist or Just Disingenuous?

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