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 (plăk′ə-bəl, plā′kə-)
Easily calmed or pacified; tolerant.

[Middle English, agreeable, from Old French, from Latin plācābilis, from plācāre, to calm; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

plac′a·bil′i·ty n.
plac′a·bly adv.


easily placated or appeased
[C15: via Old French from Latin plācābilis, from plācāre to appease; related to placēre to please]
ˌplacaˈbility, ˈplacableness n
ˈplacably adv


(ˈplæk ə bəl, ˈpleɪ kə-)

capable of being placated, pacified, or appeased; forgiving.
plac`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.placable - easily calmed or pacified
implacable - incapable of being placated; "an implacable enemy"
References in classic literature ?
For since I saught By Prayer th' offended Deitie to appease, Kneel'd and before him humbl'd all my heart, Methought I saw him placable and mild, Bending his eare; perswasion in me grew That I was heard with favour; peace returnd Home to my brest, and to my memorie His promise, that thy Seed shall bruise our Foe; Which then not minded in dismay, yet now Assures me that the bitterness of death Is past, and we shall live.
He was mighty placable, and indicated his belief you had been drinking.
Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus; a severely