propitiatory

play
adjective pro·pi·ti·a·to·ry \prō-ˈpi-sh(ē-)ə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of propitiatory

  1. 1 :  intended to propitiate :  expiatory

  2. 2 :  of or relating to propitiation

Examples of propitiatory in a Sentence

  1. sent his girlfriend flowers as a propitiatory gesture for a date gone sour

First Known Use of propitiatory

1536


Learn More about propitiatory


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up propitiatory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

clear to the understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!