Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being placable or appeasable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being placable or appeasable; placable disposition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being placable or appeasable; susceptibility of being pacified or placated.

Etymologies

Latin placabilitas: compare French placabilité. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Little Benjie seemed somewhat dismayed at my appearance; but, calculating on my placability, and remembering, perhaps, that the ill-used

    Redgauntlet

  • “Come, come, never grudge so much at it, man,” said the brave-spirited Englishman, with the placability of his country;

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • My Lords, the explanation of this is to be found in the placability, perchance, I may say, in the facility and pliability, of the female sex.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • It was some pleasure to me, to observe the placability of these ladies of my own family, had they, any or either of them, met with

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I thought I was once more by the side of the Sphere, whose lustrous hue betokened that he had exchanged his wrath against me for perfect placability.

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • A man should exercise an almost boundless toleration and placability, because if he is capricious enough to refuse to forgive a single individual for the meanness or evil that lies at his door, it is doing the rest of the world a quite unmerited honour.

    On Human Nature

  • There are some natural touches of character about him, such as his mixture of irascibility and placability, and his curious affection for Sancho together with his impatience of the squire's loquacity and impertinence; but in the main, apart from his craze, he is little more than a thoughtful, cultured gentleman, with instinctive good taste and a great deal of shrewdness and originality of mind.

    Don Quixote

  • _Erynnis_, from the indignation and perturbations they raise in the mind; _Eumenĭdes_, from their placability to such as supplicate them, as in the instance of Orestes, and Argos, upon his following the advice of

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)

  • Englishman, with the placability of his country; "shake hands, and we will be better friends than ever."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 280, October 27, 1827

  • So, upon the first symptoms of placability, I answered cordially, --

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

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