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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Intended to reconcile or appease.

Usage examples (4)
  • Professor LEUBA81 and others distinguish between propitiative behaviour towards the beings of the spiritual world, as marking the religious attitude, and coercive...
  • The old commodore's eyes flashed to retort, but the senator forced a propitiative smile, adding: "However, let that pass just now, here's something else."
  • A friendly word will bring him to my hand; but his behavior is never effusive, as it would be if he had found his rightful owner, but mildly propitiative and with a...
  • During this period, like Ariel Sharon’s subsequent policy of “disengagement,” Israel passed off its actions to the international community as “peaceful” and... for more
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