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PROPITIATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does propitiation mean? 

PROPITIATION (noun)
  The noun PROPITIATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
2. the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

  Familiarity information: PROPITIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPITIATION (noun)


Sense 1propitiation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

placation; propitiation; conciliation

Hypernyms ("propitiation" is a kind of...):

appeasement; calming (the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of))


Sense 2propitiation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

atonement; expiation; propitiation

Hypernyms ("propitiation" is a kind of...):

redemption; salvation ((Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "propitiation"):

amends; reparation (something done or paid in expiation of a wrong)


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