placative

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placate +‎ -ive

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placative (comparative more placative, superlative most placative)

  1. (chiefly US) That placates; pacifying.
    • 1914, Booth Tarkington, Penrod, ch. 21:
      Penrod's answer, like the look he lifted to the impressive stranger, was meek and placative.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, p. 64:
      Temple entered the dining-room from the kitchen, her face fixed in a cringing, placative expression [...].

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