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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.


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dovish - opposed to war
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"


[ˈdʌvɪʃ] ADJ (Pol) → blando
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Yet the UK central bank was dovish about the path of future interest rate hikes, the reason sterling slipped against the US dollar and the euro.
25% as dovish members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) continue to outnumber those calling for a hike, rise "It looks a nailed-on certainty that the Bank of England will keep interest rates at 0.
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However, the overtly dovish tone struck by Fed Chair Yellen is her post-meeting press conference caused considerable volatility in currency markets.