Caress vs Pamper - What's the difference?

caress | pamper |


As verbs the difference between caress and pamper

is that caress is to touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle while pamper is to treat with excessive care, attention or indulgence.

As a noun caress

is an act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.

caress

English

Noun

(caresses)
  • An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
  • * Longfellow
  • Wooed her with his soft caresses .
  • * Macaulay
  • He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses the hearts of all who were under his command.
  • A gentle stroking or rubbing.
  • Verb

  • To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.
  • She loves being caressed by her boyfriend.
  • To affect as if with a caress.
  • Synonyms

    * hold * soothe * stroke * kiss

    Antonyms

    * poke * stab * strike * hit

    Anagrams

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    pamper

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To treat with excessive care, attention or indulgence.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them. Soft heartedness caused more harm than good.}}
  • (dated) To feed luxuriously.
  • Synonyms

    * coddle

    Anagrams

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