conciliatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj conciliatory intended to placate "spoke in a conciliating tone","a conciliatory visit"
    • adj conciliatory making or willing to make concessions "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Conciliatory Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating. "The only alternative, therefore, was to have recourse to the conciliatory policy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conciliatory Tending to conciliate or win confidence or good will; reconciling.
    • conciliatory Synonyms Winning, pacifying.
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.”

Usage

In literature:

But Baltimore was too wise and conciliatory to allow such a state of affairs to continue.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
At the sight of Charlie he scowled, and looked anything but conciliatory.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
Had the boy studied for weeks he could not have made a more conciliatory speech.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
I did it delicately and in a most conciliatory manner.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
Turning to him with a gesture of deference, she spoke again in a soft and conciliatory voice.
"The Mystics" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
He determined to live by rule, to study hard, to be conciliatory, not to draw observation on himself.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
I don't think there is anything so popular or so conciliatory.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Her manner, which was not conciliatory, had, also, an unsteadying effect on him.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Instead it was the Secretary, Mr. Sefton, a conciliatory smile on his face and a hand outstretched ready for the customary shake.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
He continued by a long, explanatory, conciliatory address.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
With regard to the inhabitants, you are to treat them with civility and in a conciliatory manner.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
He became the guest of Colonel Smith, and the Governor presented him with numerous conciliatory gifts.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Being sometimes hostile, sometimes indifferent and some times conciliatory, it always remained independent of faith.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
The instructions which Rose carried with him to Washington, in January, 1808, were anything but conciliatory.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
As a man, he was gentle and conciliatory, and was remarkable as a generous promoter of benevolent institutions.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Their attitude toward the Russian peasant is helpful, conciliatory, and sympathetic.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Accordingly, Van Buren insisted upon a conciliatory course.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
They protested it was all due to his conciliatory manner.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916" by Various
Given this nationalist temper, conciliatory attempt was foredoomed to failure.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
I stopped and looked at him, for his tones were more conciliatory than I had heard him use within my remembrance.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
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In news:

The President and House Speaker both offered conciliatory remarks about the fiscal cliff, but also laid out what they were unwilling to give up.
Boehner Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Talk of Fiscal Cliff.
We Plan to Be Conciliatory .
Harry Reid says he will be " conciliatory ".
Harry Reid to conciliatory Mitt Romney: phooey.
A "conciliatory" move in an administration that's seen plenty of them.
But after 9/11, Washington resumed a conciliatory relationship that has colored – for the worse – US-China relations.
Defined by Webster's variously as "to pacify," "to satisfy," and "to yield to the demands of in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of one's principles.
President Obama is heading to Florida today to address the same group of Hispanic legislators who heard Mitt Romney take a more conciliatory line on illegal immigrants.
Since the election, House Speaker John Boehner (R) has had some conciliatory-sounding words about the need to avoid the 'fiscal cliff'.
And despite a conciliatory tone at times, he was ultimately resolute and even defiant.
McConnell Strikes More Conciliatory Tone on Financial Reform.
At the end of last week, and over the weekend, conciliatory gestures repeatedly were made by leading Republicans toward President Obama and his administration.
The more conciliatory wording from Boehner came early Wednesday after Barack Obama secured a second term.
Charlie Sheen's case against Warner Bros has settled, the theatrics of the dispute replaced by a conciliatory tone.
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