Definition of placable in English:

placable

Line breaks: plac|able
Pronunciation: /ˈplakəb(ə)l
 
/

adjective

archaic
Easily calmed; gentle and forgiving: he was placable in his animosities and affectionate in his family
More example sentences
  • I'm not the most placable person when it comes to supermarkets, and such a conversation would have had an algesic effect on me, so we headed for a different checkout.
  • Tough as steel in his adherence to principle, resilient, placable, self-less and generous beyond the dictates of fashion, steadfast in friendship, but not at the price of reason, he strides the world of mathematics a happy warrior.
  • Her feelings were warm and impetuous, but she was placable, tender and constant.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'pleasing, agreeable'): from Old French, or from Latin placabilis, from placare 'appease'.

Derivatives

placability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • Here is described the expression on the face of the equestrian statue of Domitian, which blends bellicosity with placability.

placably

adverb
More example sentences
  • "I prefer it," he said, placably.

Definition of placable in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bogle
Pronunciation: ˈbəʊɡ(ə)l
noun
a phantom or goblin