Definition of Spoonfeeding

1. Noun. Feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon.

Generic synonyms: Alimentation, Feeding
Derivative terms: Spoonfeed



2. Noun. Teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought.
Generic synonyms: Instruction, Pedagogy, Teaching
Derivative terms: Spoonfeed

Definition of Spoonfeeding

1. Verb. (present participle of spoonfeed) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spoonfeeding

spoonbowl
spoonbowls
spoonbread
spoondrift
spooned
spooneful
spoonefuls
spooner
spoonerism
spoonerisms
spooners
spooney
spooneys
spoonfed
spoonfeed
spoonfeeding (current term)
spoonfeeds
spoonflower
spoonful
spoonfuls
spoonier
spoonies
spooniest
spoonily
spooning
spoonleaf yucca
spoonless
spoonlike
spoonmeat
spoonmeats

Literary usage of Spoonfeeding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ireland in the New Century by Horace Curzon Plunkett (1904)
"show, and said that the time had come to stop this ' spoonfeeding. ... spoonfeeding they might have tolerated, but there was nothing in the spoon! ..."

2. Ireland in the New Century by Horace Curzon Plunkett (1905)
"show, and said that the time had come to stop this ' spoonfeeding. ... spoonfeeding they might have tolerated, but there was nothing in the spoon! ..."

3. Ireland in the New Century by Horace Curzon Plunkett (1905)
"show, and said that the time had come to stop this ' spoonfeeding. ... spoonfeeding they might have tolerated, but there was nothing in the spoon! ..."

4. Ireland in the New Century by Horace Curzon Plunkett (1905)
"show, and said that the time had come to stop this ' spoonfeeding. ... spoonfeeding they might have tolerated, but there was nothing in the spoon! ..."

5. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"... mechanism of the stage before the first watcher finally relinquished bis place at the end of the spell of work. spoonfeeding by Mrs. Dallinger enabled ..."

6. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1869)
"... and well-trained young man is stimulated to acquire knowledge for himself, than can be achieved by any plan of "spoonfeeding " him with information. ..."

7. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1908)
"... tenants show an anxiety far beyond their resources and beyond the economic value of their land, and that the habit of spoonfeeding should be left off. ..."

8. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1907)
"It is to this system of " spoonfeeding " that the writer ascribes the lack of initiative, and the prevalence of superficiality amongst those who have ..."

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