Definition of emollience in English:



  • See emollient

    • ‘We can count on less patience, less emollience, less nervous anxiety to please everyone (at home, and abroad).’
    • ‘But even if the calculated emollience is a stratagem, it confirms one of the most improbable features of his character.’
    • ‘Listen to the careful emollience and the surprising promises he made.’
    • ‘The language of the board's president was unchanged: antagonistic to his critics and displaying no trace of emollience.’
    • ‘The judiciary should modify its arcane ways, cling to all its powers, enrage the executive and forget emollience.’
    • ‘For all the emollience of the noble lord's statements, two conclusions from his report are inescapable.’