conciliatory

[kuh n-sil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

adjective

tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments.

Nearby words

  1. concierge,
  2. conciliar,
  3. conciliate,
  4. conciliation,
  5. conciliator,
  6. concinnate,
  7. concinnity,
  8. concinnous,
  9. concise,
  10. concisely

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

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British Dictionary definitions for conciliatory

conciliatory

conciliative (kənˈsɪljətɪv)

adjective

intended to placate or reconcile
Derived Formsconciliatorily, adverbconciliatoriness, noun

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Word Origin and History for conciliatory

conciliatory

adj.

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

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