Definition of Placative

1. Adjective. Intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions. "An astonishingly placatory speech"

Exact synonyms: Appeasing, Placating, Placatory
Similar to: Conciliative, Conciliatory
Derivative terms: Placate, Placate



Definition of Placative

1. Adjective. (chiefly US) That placates; pacifying. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Placative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placative

placarded
placarder
placarders
placarding
placards
placate
placated
placater
placaters
placates
placating
placatingly
placationist
placations
placative (current term)
placatively
placatory
placcat
placcate
placcates
placcats
place
place-kick
place-kicker
place-kicking
place-name
place-names
place-worship
place an order

Literary usage of Placative

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1. The History of the Confederate War: Its Causes and Its Conduct; a Narrative by George Cary Eggleston (1910)
"Mr. Lincoln's placative words did not placate for the reason that they completely ignored the Southern contention. They became instead, directly offensive ..."

2. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"... was probably a long- continued one.7 1 Any taboo day might be the occasion of placative ceremonies; but this is not a distinctive feature of the day. ..."

3. Seventeen: A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family, Especially by Booth Tarkington (1916)
"She offered a murmur of placative laughter as her apology, and said: "Well, I just thought ..."

4. The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-time Literature (1893)
"... which has an instinct that some jaunt is contemplated, and dances into your lap, with appealing eyes and placative nestling nose, eager for the road. ..."

5. Festival Plays: One-act Pieces for New Year's Day , St. Valentine's Day by Marguerite Merington (1913)
"[Changing to a placative tone.] One! THE YOUNG SLAVE. Quarry it yourself, then! . . . Here! [Offers the OVERSEER his pick.] THE OVERSEER. ..."

6. The First of the Hoosiers: Reminscences of Edward Eggleston ; and of that by George Cary Eggleston (1903)
"Just why a bushel of apples should have been so placative in a country in which everybody had unlimited apples at home, it is difficult to conjecture. ..."

7. The History of the Confederate War: Its Causes and Its Conduct; a Narrative by George Cary Eggleston (1910)
"Mr. Lincoln's placative words did not placate for the reason that they completely ignored the Southern contention. They became instead, directly offensive ..."

8. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"... was probably a long- continued one.7 1 Any taboo day might be the occasion of placative ceremonies; but this is not a distinctive feature of the day. ..."

9. Seventeen: A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family, Especially by Booth Tarkington (1916)
"She offered a murmur of placative laughter as her apology, and said: "Well, I just thought ..."

10. The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-time Literature (1893)
"... which has an instinct that some jaunt is contemplated, and dances into your lap, with appealing eyes and placative nestling nose, eager for the road. ..."

11. Festival Plays: One-act Pieces for New Year's Day , St. Valentine's Day by Marguerite Merington (1913)
"[Changing to a placative tone.] One! THE YOUNG SLAVE. Quarry it yourself, then! . . . Here! [Offers the OVERSEER his pick.] THE OVERSEER. ..."

12. The First of the Hoosiers: Reminscences of Edward Eggleston ; and of that by George Cary Eggleston (1903)
"Just why a bushel of apples should have been so placative in a country in which everybody had unlimited apples at home, it is difficult to conjecture. ..."

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