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dove 1

1. Any of various widely distributed birds of the family Columbidae, which includes the pigeons, having a small head and a characteristic cooing call.
2. A gentle, innocent person.
3. A person who advocates peace, conciliation, or negotiation in preference to confrontation or armed conflict.

[Middle English douve, from Old English *dūfe.]

dov′ish adj.
dov′ish·ness n.

dove 2

A past tense of dive1. See Usage Note at dive1.




(ˈdʌvɪʃnəs) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the characteristic of being like a dove, esp in a political sense
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dovishness - any political orientation favoring compromise to avoid conflict
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
peace advocacy - any policy that advocates maintaining peaceful international relations
hawkishness - any political orientation favoring aggressive policies
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The central bank, piled on the dovishness by stating 'uncertainties associated with Brexit are weighing on domestic activity', leaving the UK economy to struggle while global growth rises 'significantly'.
In the early 20th century, another component appeared in midwestern political opinion: The region, particularly states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas with large German- and Scandinavian-American populations, became the part of the country most skeptical of military action and most inclined toward pacifism, isolationism, and dovishness.
In the 1970s, "conservatism" had come to represent hawkish internationalism while liberalism had come to represent "bring America home" dovishness.
Markets have shrugged that off as largely symptomatic of problems confined to the energy sector, supported by aggressive interventions by global central banks and dovishness at the Fed.
Dovishness of the FOMC 2014 Members of the 2015 Members of the FOMC FOMC Janet Yellen, Board of Janet Yellen, Board of Governors, Chair 1 Governors, Chair 1 William C.
Most important, markets quickly priced in the conclusion that the Brexit shock would lead to greater dovishness among the world's major central banks.
The Federal Reserve's dovishness could cause a rise in the Euro to 1.