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  • 1 mollifying — index palliative (abating) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 mollifying — Synonyms and related words: appeasing, calming, conciliatory, cradling, demulcent, dreamy, drowsy, easing, emollient, gentling, hushing, irenic, loosening, lulling, pacific, pacificatory, pacifying, placative, placatory, propitiative,… …

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  • 4 mollifying — mol·li·fy || mÉ‘lɪfaɪ / mÉ’ v. calm, soften, pacify, relieve …

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  • 5 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,… …

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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] …

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

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  • 11 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] …

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  • 12 Low steel — Mild Mild (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft;… …

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  • 13 Mild — (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland;… …

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  • 14 Mild steel — Mild Mild (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft;… …

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  • 15 Milder — Mild Mild (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft;… …

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  • 16 Mildest — Mild Mild (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft;… …

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  • 17 Mollification — Mol li*fi*ca tion, n. [LL. mollificatio; cf. F. mollification.] The act of mollifying, or the state of being mollified; a softening. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 Mollified — 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… …

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  • 19 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,… …

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  • 20 Obdurate — Ob du*rate, a. [L. obduratus, p. p. of obdurare to harden; ob (see Ob )+ durare to harden, durus hard. See {Dure}.] 1. Hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying influences; unyielding; hard hearted; stubbornly wicked. [1913 Webster]… …

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