Adjective "placatory" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/pləˈkeɪt(ə)ri/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Intended to make someone less angry or hostile; conciliatory.
  1. 'He's said nice, placatory things, and he's kept the peace, but we need more than that to drive the country forward.'
  2. '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.'
  3. '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.'

Definitions

1. serving, tending, or intended to placate: a placatory reply.

More examples(as adjective)

"tones can be placatory."

"gestures can be placatory."

"statements can be placatory."

"approaches can be placatory."

"ways can be placatory."

More examples++