Definition of placatory in English:


Syllabification: pla·ca·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈplākəˌtôrē
, ˈplakəˌtôrē


Intended to make someone less angry or hostile; conciliatory: his hands held in a placatory gesture
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  • Well, they are putting a brave, even placatory face on it but there is no question that should its on-line services arrive in York and be of great size it will have serious consequences for conveyancing practices.
  • What would once have been regarded as an acceptable gift has now become a placatory toy, so it's necessary to compete if you want the child to recognise this is a gift with special intentions.
  • I made a telephone call on September 27 to report the problem again which elicited placatory words and promises of action; the light was repaired that day.

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Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
turned backward