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conciliatory
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Definition intended to end bad feelings or build trust

The form, conciliation, can also mean to mediate a disagreement, or reference a state of good will that follows a reconciliation.
  • Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • He was upset with her, but she kept talking in a conciliating tone.
  • conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings
  • The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
    Konrad Adenauer
  • I'm supposed to say something here, something to make him feel better, but I don't. I'm not feeling particularly conciliatory.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • conciliatory = (in the mood) to end bad feelings or build trust
  • I did, I suppose, hope that she might finally relent a little and make some conciliatory response or other, allowing us once and for all to put the whole episode behind us.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • Ashe attempted some conciliatory remark and he just shrugged irritably.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings
  • In addition, four pigeons were sent to Foxwood with a conciliatory message, which it was hoped might re-establish good relations with Pilkington.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • New Atlanta liked Rhett no better than old Atlanta had done and he made as little attempt to conciliate the one as he had the other.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • conciliate = end bad feelings or build trust
  • Napoleon very soon lost hope of conciliating the Russians,
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings or build trust
  • One rationale for seeking more female politicians is that women supposedly excel in empathy and forging consensus and thus may make, on average, more peaceful and conciliatory leaders than men.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • conciliatory = ending bad feelings and building trust
  • it was not his soul which was in question, but his life (since he lacked that precious conciliator, which places itself so effectually between the bandit and the honest man—a purse).
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • conciliator = something that ends bad feelings
  • There is no fault in a king's wish to conciliate a man with whom he has been quick to anger!
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • conciliate = reconcile with (attempt to end bad feelings)
  • said Berg, glancing round at Natasha, and as if anxious to conciliate her, replying to her intent look with a smile.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • I imagined that they would be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanour and conciliating words, I should first win their favour and afterwards their love.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings or build trust
  • "Maybe," I said feebly, "he's trying to be conciliatory and see the point of view of the other side."
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • conciliatory = end bad feelings
  • Also he saw one dog, that would neither conciliate nor obey, finally killed in the struggle for mastery.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • conciliate = attempted to end bad feelings or build trust
  • He was so extremely conciliatory in his manner that he seemed to apologize to the very newspaper for taking the liberty of reading it.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • conciliatory = a manner intended to avoid ill will with others
  • HECTOR. Very well. You'll dine with us, Dad, won't you?
    MALONE. [eager to conciliate him] Yes, yes.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • His face was conciliatory, pleading.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • conciliatory = trying to end bad feelings or build trust
  • The possibility of some conciliatory message from the general occurred to her as his daughter appeared.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust

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