- serving, tending, or intended to placate: a placatory reply.
Origin of placatory
Related Words for placatorysteady, smooth, quiet, neutral, harmonious, calm, nonviolent, tranquil, bloodless, amicable, placid, friendly, peaceable, conciliatory, diplomatic, gentle, serene, untroubled, peacemaking, placatory
Examples from the Web for placatory
Historical Examples of placatory
Mary looked astonished, then alarmed, then placatory and uneasy.The Tunnel Under The World
The answer was neither antagonistic nor placatory; it was merely colorless.The Taming of Red Butte Western
"That's all right, old chap, you just rest up a bit," said the placatory youth.Never-Fail Blake
They were all placatory—in every case the object was to bring men into friendly relations with the god.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
"She's so excited over Kate's coming home," said Mrs. Barrington with a placatory smile.The Precipice
Elia Wilkinson Peattie
less commonly placative (pləˈkeɪtɪv, ˈplækətɪv)
- placating or intended to placate
1630s, from Latin placatorius "pertaining to appeasing," from placat-, past participle stem of placare "to appease" (see placate).