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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation adj. - Intended to reconcile or appease.

Usage examples (37)
  • After the argument ,she sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture.
  • Sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture
  • Expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice
  • The tabernacle of the covenant, and the ark of the testimony, and the propitiatory, that is over it, and all the vessels of the tabernacle, for more
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1933 National Spelling Bee.
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