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conciliatory

[ kuh n-sil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ kənˈsɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments.

Nearby words

concierge, conciliar, conciliate, conciliation, conciliator, conciliatory, concinnate, concinnity, concinnous, concise, concisely
Also con·cil·i·a·tive [kuh n-sil-ee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv, -sil-yuh-] /kənˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ˈsɪl yə-/.

Origin of conciliatory

First recorded in 1570–80; conciliate + -ory1
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British Dictionary definitions for unconciliatory

conciliatory

conciliative (kənˈsɪljətɪv)

/ (kənˈsɪljətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

intended to placate or reconcile
Derived Formsconciliatorily, adverbconciliatoriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unconciliatory

conciliatory


adj.

1570s, from conciliate + -ory. Related: Conciliator.

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