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synonyms for palliatives

  • apology
  • approval
  • argument
  • basis
  • confirmation
  • explanation
  • pretext
  • rationale
  • rationalization
  • vindication
  • absolution
  • account
  • acquittal
  • advocacy
  • answer
  • apologia
  • defense
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • extenuation
  • grounds
  • idea
  • mitigation
  • palliation
  • palliative
  • plea
  • rebuttal
  • redemption
  • reply
  • response
  • salvation
  • sanctification
  • story
  • support
  • validation
  • warrant
  • wherefore
  • raison d'être
  • song and dance
  • whatfor
  • whitewashing
  • whole idea
  • why and wherefore
  • mitigation
  • assuagement
  • easement
  • ease
  • comfort
  • abatement
  • remedy
  • palliation
  • palliative
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antonyms for palliatives

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  • charge
  • indictment
  • opposition
  • question
  • request
  • sentence
    • pain
    • check
    • annoyance
    • unhappiness
    • stop
    • damage
    • continuation
    • sadness
    • injury
    • hurt
    • hindrance
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          How to use palliatives in a sentence

          Sober second thoughts suggest palliatives and allowances that temper prevents us from noticing.
          HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
          My medicines are only palliatives; the real trouble is with his environment.
          JACK, THE YOUNG RANCHMANGEORGE BIRD GRINNELL
          The physician of the prison, as we have said, was satisfied with ordering a few trifling palliatives.
          THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 4, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 1, 1851VARIOUS
          The ordinary palliatives suggested were little to the taste of this remarkable Radical.
          THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
          He recognised and pointed out with great force the inadequacy of such palliatives as emigration, home-colonisation, and so forth.
          THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
          She paused, her wide--seeking gaze fixed upon him through tears, as though she pleaded with him to find explanations--palliatives.
          LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTERMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
          Various palliatives have been adopted in India with a view to giving some elasticity to the working of the Land Revenue system.
          POLITICAL AND LITERARY ESSAYS, 1908-1913EVELYN BARING
          Some system or other must be proposed in its place—a grinding one it must be, for it is not an evil to be cured by palliatives.
          POLITICAL PAMPHLETSGEORGE SAINTSBURY
          These palliatives have, however, rendered comparatively small service.
          TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIALISMEDMOND KELLY
          The palliatives hitherto employed, have only exposed the magnitude of the evil.
          BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 349, NOVEMBER, 1844VARIOUS
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