serving, tending, or intended to placate: a placatory reply.
- un·pla·ca·to·ry, adjective
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How to use placatory in a sentence
"She's so excited over Kate's coming home," said Mrs. Barrington with a placatory smile.The Precipice | Elia Wilkinson Peattie
She looked down at me with such a placatory and genuinely feminine smile I decided I'd been foolish to be offended.Greener Than You Think | Ward Moore
Wherefore, instead of quarrelling with the deputation, he rose with placatory phrases in his mouth.A Romance in Transit | Francis Lynde
Henceforth the ceremonial, instead of placatory and expiatory, became nuptial.
Eve looked round with a delightful placatory smile which conjured an answering smile into the face of her husband.Mr. Prohack | E. Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for placatory
placating or intended to placate
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