Antonyms for propitiation

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And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

We have burnt it for a propitiation, ma'amzelle; it no longer exists.

And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

The first passage tells of the propitiation He made for the sins of the people.

There was then no idea of propitiation, of benefits to ensue.

The propitiation with songs and offerings is intended to gratify the demons.

But seek the propitiation of the Father on high for our son.

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the whole world.

God loved us, and sent His Son the propitiation for our sins.

They may be very formidable and worthy of propitiation, but they are imperfect.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Late Latin propitiationem (nominative propitiatio) "an atonement," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin propitiare "appease, propitiate," from propitius "favorable, gracious, kind, well-disposed," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + stem related to petere "to make for, go to; seek, strive after; ask for, beg, beseech, request" (see petition (n.)).

The sense in Latin is perhaps because the word originally was religious, literally "a falling or rushing toward," hence "eager," and, of the gods, "well-disposed." Earliest recorded form of the word in English is propitiatorium "the mercy seat, place of atonement" (c.1200), translating Greek hilasterion.

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