- capable of being placated, pacified, or appeased; forgiving.
Origin of placable
Examples from the Web for placable
Historical Examples of placable
The sweet, placable, scrupulous nature began to blame itself.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
To have both strong, but both selected: in the one, to be placable; in the other, immovable.Thoughts on the Present Discontents
The two Houses met in the spring of 1640, in no placable frame of mind.A History of England
Nor, indeed, was the proper garrison of the fort in at all a placable mood.A Noble Queen (Volume II of III)
Philip Meadows Taylor
Mrs Honour was altogether as placable as she was passionate.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
- easily placated or appeased
Word Origin for placable
c.1500, "pleasing," from Middle French placable "forgiving, conciliatory" and directly from Latin placabilis "easily appeased or pacified," from placare "to appease" (see placate). From 1580s as "capable of being pleased." Related: Placably; placability.