Synonyms of featherbedding


1. featherbedding, practice, pattern

usage: the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required


1. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge, treat, handle, do by

usage: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

2. featherbed, hire, engage, employ

usage: hire more workers than are necessary

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