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CONCILIATORY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conciliatory mean? 

CONCILIATORY (adjective)
  The adjective CONCILIATORY has 2 senses:

1. making or willing to make concessions
2. intended or likely to overcome animosity or hostility

  Familiarity information: CONCILIATORY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCILIATORY (adjective)


Sense 1conciliatory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Making or willing to make concessions

Synonyms:

compromising; conciliatory; flexible

Context example:

loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet

Similar:

yielding (tending to give in or surrender or agree)


Sense 2conciliatory [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intended or likely to overcome animosity or hostility

Synonyms:

conciliative; conciliatory

Context examples:

spoke in a conciliating tone / a conciliatory visit

Similar:

appeasing; placating; placative; placatory (tending or intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions)

propitiative; propitiatory (intended to reconcile or appease)

soft (willing to negotiate and compromise)

Antonym:

antagonistic (arousing animosity or hostility)


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