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PLACATING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does placating mean? 

PLACATING (adjective)
  The adjective PLACATING has 1 sense:

1. tending or intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

  Familiarity information: PLACATING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLACATING (adjective)


Sense 1placating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending or intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

Synonyms:

appeasing; placating; placative; placatory

Context examples:

the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich / placating (or placative) gestures / an astonishingly placatory speech

Similar:

conciliative; conciliatory (intended or likely to overcome animosity or hostility)


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