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PROPITIATORY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does propitiatory mean? 

PROPITIATORY (adjective)
  The adjective PROPITIATORY has 2 senses:

1. having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
2. intended to reconcile or appease

  Familiarity information: PROPITIATORY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPITIATORY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

expiative; expiatory; propitiatory

Context example:

expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice


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Meaning:

Intended to reconcile or appease

Synonyms:

propitiative; propitiatory

Context example:

sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture

Similar:

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


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