Mollient

Mol´lient


a.1.Serving to soften; assuaging; emollient.
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Their use had been enabled by "the discovery of mixed metal so mollient or ductile as easily to suffer stamping"', as Lord Shelburn pointed out to his wife who was visiting Birmingham in 1766.
Jenkyns is self-consciously hard on |softness of sentiment', and it is surprise that the escapism of Burne-Jones comes off so lightly, whilst Jenkyns's approval of much popular deference to |the classical', an attitude he finds |not merely false or superficial', is apt to have a slightly mollient effect on his own perceptions.