Dovish Dov"ish, a. 1. Like a dove; harmless; innocent. ``Joined with dovish simplicity.'' --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

2. advocating peace, compromise or conciliation rather than war or conflict. Opposite of {hawkish} [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dovish — [[t]dʌ̱vɪʃ[/t]] also doveish ADJ GRADED Journalists use dovish to describe politicians or governments who are in favour of using peaceful and diplomatic methods to achieve something, rather than using force and violence. It must be said that the… …   English dictionary

  • dovish — adjective /ˈdʌvɪʃ/ Like a dove; peaceful, conciliatory. Doubtless an expression of frustration at the UN secretary general, who has long been too dovish for Bush administration tastes. Ant: hawkish …   Wiktionary

  • dovish — dove [1] ► NOUN 1) a stocky bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, very similar to but generally smaller than a pigeon. 2) a person who advocates conciliatory policies. DERIVATIVES dovish adjective. ORIGIN Old Norse …   English terms dictionary

  • dovish — adjective see dove I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • dovish — dov|ish [ˈdʌvıʃ] adj preferring peace and discussion to war ≠ ↑hawkish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dovish — dov|ish [ dʌvıʃ ] adjective preferring to use peaceful methods to solve problems rather than fighting ─ opposite HAWKISH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • dovish — adjective preferring peace and discussion to war …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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