- to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
- to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one's demands.
Origin of mollify
Examples from the Web for unmollified
Historical Examples of unmollified
"And I'm wantin' my profit from what we could sell," Pence added, unmollified.The Heritage of the Hills
Arthur P. Hankins
Percy coloured slightly, unmollified by being in the same boat with the satirist.The Grandchildren of the Ghetto
"I thought soldiers never indulged in such feelings," continued the unmollified Aunt Maria.Overland
John William De Forest
Trigger, unmollified, pointed out that the p. 58 methods he'd used not to worry her hardly had been soothing.Legacy
James H Schmitz
- to pacify; soothe
- to lessen the harshness or severity of
Word Origin for mollify
late 14c., "to soften (a substance)," from Old French mollifier or directly from Late Latin mollificare "make soft, mollify" from mollificus "softening," from Latin mollis "soft" (see melt (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Transferred sense of "soften in temper, appease, pacify" is recorded from early 15c. Related: Mollified; mollifying.