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placatory

[ pley-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, plak-uh- ]
/ ˈpleɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈplæk ə- /
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adjective
serving, tending, or intended to placate: a placatory reply.
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Origin of placatory

From the Late Latin word plācātōrius, dating back to 1630–40. See placate1, -tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM placatory

un·pla·ca·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for placatory

placatory

less commonly placative (pləˈkeɪtɪv, ˈplækətɪv)

/ (pləˈkeɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
placating or intended to placate
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