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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.]
A past tense of dive1. See Usage Note at dive1.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the characteristic of being like a dove, esp in a political sense
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|Noun||1.||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