Mollifying
Mollify Mol"li*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mollified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mollifying}.] [F. mollifier, L. mollificare; mollis soft + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Enmollient}, {Moil}, v. t., and {-fy}.] 1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground. [1913 Webster]

With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mollifying — adj soothing, calming, Med. calmative, assuasive, demulcent; softening, soft, gentle, bland, mild, cool, cooling; healing, remedial, lenitive, allevia tive, alleviatory, mitigative, mitigatory, Med. abirritant; relaxing, numbing, dulling,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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  • conciliatory — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. agreeable, propitiatory, mollifying, placatory; see friendly 1 , pacific . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [kun SIL ee uh tor ee] willing to make peace, placatory. The warring gangs were largely… …   English dictionary for students

  • mollify — /ˈmɒləfaɪ / (say moluhfuy) verb (t) (mollified, mollifying) 1. to soften in feeling or temper, as a person, the heart or mind, etc.: *Usually their little differences took some time to evaporate; the master sulked with his silent mate till some… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Conciliatory — Con*cil i*a*to*ry (?; 106), a. Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating. [1913 Webster] The only alternative, therefore, was to have recourse to the conciliatory policy. Prescott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demulcent — De*mul cent, a. [L. demulcens, p. pr. of demulcere.] Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is demulcent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Healing — Heal ing, a. Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words. [1913 Webster] Here healing dews and balms abound. Keble. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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