Synonyms for featherbed

Synonyms for (noun) featherbed

Synonyms: feather bed, featherbed

Definition: a mattress stuffed with feathers

Similar words: mattress

Definition: a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed

Synonyms for (verb) featherbed

Synonyms: featherbed

Definition: hire more workers than are necessary

Similar words: hire, employ, engage

Definition: engage or hire for work

Usage: They hired two new secretaries in the department; How many people has she employed?

Synonyms: indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, featherbed, spoil, cosset, cocker, coddle, baby

Definition: treat with excessive indulgence

Usage: grandparents often pamper the children; Let's not mollycoddle our students!

Similar words: do by, treat, handle

Definition: interact in a certain way

Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently

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