mollification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mollification the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined "a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants","his unsuccessful mollification of the mob"
    • n mollification a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mollification The act of mollifying, or the state of being mollified; a softening.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mollification The act of mollifying or softening.
    • n mollification Pacification; an appeasing; something that will soothe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mollification act of mollifying: state of being mollified: mitigation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. mollificatio,; cf. F. mollification,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. mollificāremollis, soft, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

I doubt not it failed to contribute to a mollification of their painful forebodings.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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