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Adjective propitiative has 1 sense
  1. propitiative, propitiatory - intended to reconcile or appease; "sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture"
    Antonym: antagonistic (indirect, via conciliatory)

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Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Capable of appeasing or pacifying someone or something, especially a deity, in order to gain favor or avoid disaster.

Example Sentences:

  1. The villagers performed a propitiative ritual in hopes of ending the drought.
  2. The propitiative prayers of the faithful played a vital role in restoring peace.
  3. She offered a propitiative sacrifice to the gods to seek their forgiveness.
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