The word “babying” has 2 syllables: ba-bying.

It's pronounced as /ˈbeɪbiɪŋ/.

What is synonym and antonym for babying?

In the thesaurus, “babying” has 10 synonyms and 11 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for babying along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for babying

  • coddling
  • extravagance
  • indulging
  • kindness
  • leniency
  • nursing
  • pampering
  • permissiveness
  • privilege
  • spoiling

Antonyms for babying

  • abusing
  • carelessness
  • controlling
  • disciplining
  • maltreating
  • manhandling
  • mishandling
  • mistreating
  • misusing
  • oppressing
  • restraining

Meanings of babying

  • verb
    1. To coddle; to pamper somebody like an infant.
    2. To tend (something) with care; to be overly attentive to (something), fuss over.
  • noun
    1. The act of coddling or pampering somebody.

Example Sentences

  • Despite being a teenager, she resented her parents for still babying her.
  • The young puppy looked up with pleading eyes, hoping for more babying and treats.
  • In the cozy nursery, the new parents spent hours babying their newborn with love and care.
  • The seasoned chef was known for babying his sauces, ensuring each flavor was perfectly balanced.
  • During the team's tough training session, the coach emphasized the importance of not babying themselves and pushing through challenges.

On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to babying, such as: abusing, carelessness, coddling, controlling, disciplining, extravagance, indulging.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

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  • gentle
  • indulgent
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  • kindly
  • kindness
  • leniency
  • lenient
  • merciful
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  • permissiveness
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  • soft
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  • sympathetic
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