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- adj. Like a dove; peaceful, conciliatory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a dove; harmless; innocent.
- adj. advocating peace, compromise or conciliation rather than war or conflict. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a dove; innocent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. opposed to war
Minneapolis Fed governor Kocherlakota gave a speech too, that news agencies described as dovish (see lower), but which we believe shouldn't be the reason for the rise of Treasuries.
The pound posted more losses against the euro after a speech by Bank of England Governor Mervyn King was interpreted as relatively "dovish," or more concerned about stimulating economic growth than inflation.
But some economists are still starting to fret given recent "dovish" or inflation-friendly moves by European central bankers.
The irony is that Netanyahu himself is going to appear as somewhat "dovish" in his new government.
The "dovish" Biden position called for relying primarily on assassination, while the "hawkish" McChrystal stance embraced both assassination and more troops.
But as to the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority, Mr. Netanyahu has a great historic opportunity to accomplish what his more "dovish" predecessor, the Kadima Party government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and now leader Tzipi Livni, have tried but were unable to achieve.
Were Netanyahu, forced by strong U.S. pressure, to go along with a "dovish" initiative, he would almost certainly face right-wing defections from his coalition and even within his own Likud faction.
Barak, once considered "dovish," promoted a bloodthirsty image in the campaign, bolstered by the massacres of Gaza civilians he directed as defense minister.
ANTHONY LAKE: National Security AdviserCamera-shy, a former Carter aide and cattle farmer, Lake has shed his "dovish" rep and redefined this usually high-profile foreign-policy role, refusing to appear on the Sunday-morning talk shows and saving his counsel for the president.
But he characterized the policy statement accompanying the Fed's move as relatively "dovish," or sanguine, regarding inflation.