from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily calmed or pacified; tolerant.
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- adj. able to be easily pacified
- adj. peaceable; quiet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being appeased or pacified; ready or willing to be pacified; willing to forgive or condone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being placated or pacified; easy to be appeased; willing to forgive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. easily calmed or pacified
It is notorious that you may with impunity call a placable Frenchman
Oddly enough, he thought that this, too, was to be a "placable" play, written to amuse and stimulate, but calculated to wound nobody's feelings.
Oddly enough, Ibsen believed, or pretended to believe, that The League of Youth was a "placable" piece of foolery, which could give no annoyance to the worst of offenders by its innocent and indulgent banter.
Youth_ was a "placable" piece of foolery, which could give no annoyance to the worst of offenders by its innocent and indulgent banter.
When people are feeling friendly and placable, they think one sort of thing; when they are feeling angry or hostile, they think either something totally different or the same thing with a different intensity: when they feel friendly to the man who comes before them for judgement, they regard him as having done little wrong, if any; when they feel hostile, they take the opposite view.
Ravenswood pleaded, apologised, and even kneeled, to appease her displeasure; and Lucy, as placable as she was single-hearted, readily forgave the offence which his doubts had implied.
The placable monarch soon forgave his young guest the want of complaisance with which he had eschewed to listen to his compositions; and Arthur speedily found, that to apologize for his want of breeding in that particular, was likely to lead to a great deal more rehearsing than he could find patience to tolerate.
She was by nature mild, pensive, and contemplative, gentle in disposition, and most placable when accidentally offended; but still she was of a retired and reserved habit, and shunned to mix in ordinary sports, even — when the rare occurrence of a fair or wake gave her an opportunity of mingling with companions of her own age.
Still, I was relieved to get downstairs and find it was just one of the regular neighborhood winos, a placable fellow whom I have escorted out before with no hard feelings.
By means of this concession the placable creditors were able to bring the dissatisfied creditors to reason.