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dovish vs. hawkish
[ duhv-ish ]
- (especially of a person in public office) advocating peace, compromise, or a conciliatory national attitude:Mr. Weizman made his name as one of Israel's most celebrated fighting men, yet he worked to transform himself into a dovish politician.
- advocating low interest rates or other monetary policies aimed at reducing unemployment rather than inflation:With the jobless rate in double digits, the same dovish remarks can be expected from other Federal Reserve officials.
- like or resembling a dove or any of the bird’s typical features or behaviors:The sofa fabric is a soft dovish gray.
[ haw-kish ]
- resembling a hawk, as in appearance or behavior.
- advocating war or a belligerently threatening diplomatic policy.