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adjective as in placid, yielding

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seemed to take a step back from the ledge on Thursday night, releasing a conciliatory statement two days after pledging to ignore Supreme Court rulings and declaring that only God could remove him from office.

From Axios

While he has yet to confirm if he will run in 2022, the former president’s speech struck a more conciliatory note than he has for several years, reaching out to the business community and the political center, Ribeiro says.

From Time

This basically leaves socially distanced walks as the most attractive way to catch up with people IRL, but even this conciliatory option presents problems.

From Eater

This prompted a second disciplinary letter from Greene and a slightly more conciliatory one from me.

Beyond expressing their relief, some industry insiders I spoke to over the past week were struck by Apple’s newly conciliatory tone this month and are hopeful for a more open dialog with the Cupertino tech giant.

From Digiday

Barack Obama, running as a conciliatory pragmatist in 2008, did even better with some 50 percent.

Their relationships with each other range from conciliatory to borderline antagonistic.

Zawahiri was conciliatory but stern, commanding ISIS to leave Syria and go back to Iraq, where the group was founded.

Vastly outnumbered by halfwits and fellow travellers, I reached for the most conciliatory point available.

Instead of making conciliatory gestures towards the opposition, the government escalted the violence.

We expressed our disgust at the situation and the officer made the conciliatory suggestion that we might be able to go on anyway.

His dealings with the Continental princes, mainly in regard to shipping and commerce, were conciliatory and businesslike.

At first Wall's answers were conciliatory, but naval preparations still went on.

This the King, under the guidance of his Puritan Councillors, proceeded to do in the most conciliatory and least offensive way.

No answers were sent to North's conciliatory proposals; all alike agreed in referring them to the continental congress.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to conciliatory, such as: appeasing, assuaging, calm, civil, disarming, and irenic.

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