Definition of Placatory

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

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



Definition of Placatory

1. Adjective. That placates; pacifying. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Placatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placatory

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

Literary usage of Placatory

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1. Essentials in Journalism: A Manual in Newspaper Making for College Classes by Harry Franklin Harrington, Theodore Thomas Frankenberg (1912)
"In general, however, they take a deprecating or placatory attitude. This kind of gentle roaring has often been heard from Senator La Follette and his ..."

2. Chambers's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by James Donald, William Chambers (1878)
"[Fr., from pied, foot, and rouette, dim. of rotte, a wheel.] placatory. See under Placea. Placet, pis'er, n., the fishes, the twelfth sign of the zodiac. ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Jackson, D.D. ...: Sometime President of Corpus Christi by Thomas Jackson (1844)
"Some gods the heathens honoured with placatory sacrifices, lest being neglected they should do them harm : other gods, whom they conceived to be the authors ..."

4. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"(i) it evidently appears that we too much undervalue the grace of Christ, unless we attribute to his sacrifice an expiatory, placatory. and satisfactory ..."

5. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1893)
"... and the epithet " bella" is no doubt placatory, like the " good people" applied to the fairies; for, though generally beneficent, she can be malicious, ..."

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