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See definition of placatory on Dictionary.com
  • as inpacific
  • as inpeaceful
  • as inconciliatory

synonyms for placatory

  • calm
  • friendly
  • neutral
  • quiet
  • amicable
  • at peace
  • conciliatory
  • diplomatic
  • gentle
  • peace-loving
  • peaceable
  • peacemaking
  • placid
  • serene
  • tranquil
  • untroubled
  • calm
  • civil
  • disarming
  • pacific
  • peaceable
  • quiet
  • willing
  • irenic
  • appeasing
  • assuaging
  • placating
  • propitiative
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antonyms for placatory

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  • agitated
  • loud
  • disturbed
  • wild
  • violent
  • turbulent
  • loud
  • rough
  • broken
  • clamorous
  • excited
  • unfriendly
  • agitated
  • noisy
  • intermittent
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How to use placatory in a sentence

"She's so excited over Kate's coming home," said Mrs. Barrington with a placatory smile.
THE PRECIPICEELIA WILKINSON PEATTIE
She looked down at me with such a placatory and genuinely feminine smile I decided I'd been foolish to be offended.
GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
Wherefore, instead of quarrelling with the deputation, he rose with placatory phrases in his mouth.
A ROMANCE IN TRANSITFRANCIS LYNDE
Henceforth the ceremonial, instead of placatory and expiatory, became nuptial.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Eve looked round with a delightful placatory smile which conjured an answering smile into the face of her husband.
MR. PROHACKE. ARNOLD BENNETT
They were all placatory—in every case the object was to bring men into friendly relations with the god.
INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONSCRAWFORD HOWELL TOY
"That's all right, old chap, you just rest up a bit," said the placatory youth.
NEVER-FAIL BLAKEARTHUR STRINGER
Mary looked astonished, then alarmed, then placatory and uneasy.
THE TUNNEL UNDER THE WORLDFREDERIK POHL
The answer was neither antagonistic nor placatory; it was merely colorless.
THE TAMING OF RED BUTTE WESTERNFRANCIS LYNDE
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WORDS RELATED TO PLACATORY

  • appeasing
  • assuaging
  • calm
  • civil
  • disarming
  • irenic
  • pacific
  • peaceable
  • placating
  • placatory
  • propitiative
  • quiet
  • willing
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