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conciliatory

[kuh n-sil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈsɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
tending to conciliate:
a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments.
Also, conciliative
[kuh n-sil-ee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv, -sil-yuh-] /kənˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ˈsɪl yə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; conciliate + -ory1
Related forms
conciliatorily, adverb
conciliatoriness, noun
nonconciliatory, adjective
unconciliative, adjective
unconciliatory, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unconciliative

conciliatory

/kənˈsɪljətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
intended to placate or reconcile
Derived Forms
conciliatorily, adverb
conciliatoriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unconciliative
conciliatory
1570s, from L. conciliator, agent noun from conciliare (see conciliate).
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