conciliatory

[kuh n-sil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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adjective

tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments.

Also con·cil·i·a·tive [kuh n-sil-ee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv, -sil-yuh-] /kənˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ˈsɪl yə-/.

Origin of conciliatory

First recorded in 1570–80; conciliate + -ory1
Related formscon·cil·i·a·to·ri·ly, adverbcon·cil·i·a·to·ri·ness, nounnon·con·cil·i·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·con·cil·i·a·tive, adjectiveun·con·cil·i·a·to·ry, adjective
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Examples from the Web for conciliatoriness

Historical Examples of conciliatoriness

  • In brief, his policy consists of conciliatoriness and firmness combined.

    Through South Africa

    Henry M. Stanley


British Dictionary definitions for conciliatoriness

conciliatory

conciliative (kənˈsɪljətɪv)

adjective

intended to placate or reconcile
Derived Formsconciliatorily, adverbconciliatoriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for conciliatoriness

conciliatory

adj.

1570s, from conciliate + -ory. Related: Conciliator.

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