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Related to placatory: truculent, incendiary, quiescent, conciliatory

pla·cate

 (plā′kāt′, plăk′āt′)
tr.v. pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing, pla·cates
To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease. See Synonyms at pacify.

[Latin plācāre, plācāt-, to calm; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

pla′cat′er n.
pla·ca′tion (plā-kā′shən) n.
pla′ca·to′ry (-tôr′ē), pla′ca′tive (-kā′tĭv) adj.

placatory

(pləˈkeɪtərɪ; -trɪ) ,

placating

or less commonly

placative

adj
placating or intended to placate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.placatory - intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions; "the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"; "placating (or placative) gestures"; "an astonishingly placatory speech"
conciliative, conciliatory - intended to placate; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"

placatory

adjective calming, appeasing, conciliatory, peacemaking, designed to please, pacificatory, propitiative He spoke in a placatory tone.
Translations

placatory

[pləˈkeɪtərɪ] ADJ [act, gesture, smile] → apaciguador

placatory

[pləˈkeɪtəri] adjlénifiant(e)

placatory

adjbeschwichtigend, besänftigend; gesture alsoversöhnlich; he held out a placatory hander streckte seine Hand zur Versöhnung aus

placatory

[pləˈkeɪtərɪ] adj (gesture, tone, words) → tranquillizzante, conciliante
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