placate + -ive
placative (comparative more placative, superlative most placative)
- (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 [...].