Origin of placatory
Examples from the Web for placatory
"That's all right, old chap, you just rest up a bit," said the placatory youth.Never-Fail Blake|Arthur Stringer
Henceforth the ceremonial, instead of placatory and expiatory, became nuptial.
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
"She's so excited over Kate's coming home," said Mrs. Barrington with a placatory smile.The Precipice|Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Wherefore, instead of quarrelling with the deputation, he rose with placatory phrases in his mouth.A Romance in Transit|Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for placatory
less commonly placative (pləˈkeɪtɪv, ˈplækətɪv)
Word Origin and History for placatory
1630s, from Latin placatorius "pertaining to appeasing," from placat-, past participle stem of placare "to appease" (see placate).