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See definition of propitiatory on Dictionary.com
  • as inapologetic
  • as inexpiatory
  • as insacrificial

synonyms for propitiatory

  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • sorry
  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • supplicating
  • expiative
  • atonable
  • atoneable
  • conciliative
  • conciliatory
  • expiable
  • lustral
  • lustrative
  • propitiative
  • purgatorial
  • purificatory
  • purifying

antonyms for propitiatory

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  • happy
  • unrepentant
  • defiant
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      How to use propitiatory in a sentence

      I was quite sure, on the contrary, that they were intended as a propitiatory offering.
      FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
      Nor is it solely to human beings that dogs use such propitiatory actions.
      INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
      All that particularly stood out was that the propitiatory offering would have to be some cherished enjoyment.
      THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
      We may note here the euphemistic tendency to call powerful spirits by propitiatory names.
      THE SOURCES AND ANALOGUES OF 'A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM'COMPILED BY FRANK SIDGWICK
      The propitiatory formulas most in vogue are still such as carry or imply an invidious comparison.
      THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
      Before long, however, the natives got over their alarm, and brought propitiatory gifts of the usual green boughs.
      NOTABLE VOYAGERSW.H.G. KINGSTON AND HENRY FRITH
      Rhodopis had advised her to take this to the king in Bartja's name, as a propitiatory offering.
      AN EGYPTIAN PRINCESS, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
      To her surprise, the other girl at once became propitiatory and beseeching.
      POPPYCYNTHIA STOCKLEY
      Mr. Ledbetter, by an effort, smiled a wan propitiatory smile.
      TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAMH. G. WELLS
      Here Caligula, in his mad passage over his bridge of boats, paused to offer propitiatory sacrifices.
      ROMAN MOSAICSHUGH MACMILLAN
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO PROPITIATORY

      • atoning
      • attritional
      • compunctious
      • conciliatory
      • contrite
      • expiatory
      • explanatory
      • on one's knees
      • penitent
      • penitential
      • propitiatory
      • regretful
      • remorseful
      • repentant
      • rueful
      • self-effacing
      • self-incriminating
      • sorry
      • supplicating
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