noun see dove I

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  • dovishness — See dovish. * * * …   Universalium

  • dovishness — noun The quality of being a dove (as opposed to a hawk) …   Wiktionary

  • dovishness — dov·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • dovishness — noun any political orientation favoring compromise to avoid conflict • Ant: ↑hawkishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑dovish • Hypernyms: ↑political orientation, ↑ideology, ↑political theory …   Useful english dictionary

  • dove — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English *dūfe; akin to Old High German tūba dove Date: 13th century 1. any of numerous pigeons; especially a small wild pigeon 2. a gentle woman or child 3. one who takes a conciliatory attitude and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dove — dove1 dovelike, dovish, adj. dovishness, n. /duv/, n. 1. any bird of the family Columbidae, esp. the smaller species with pointed tails. Cf. pigeon (def. 1). 2. a pure white member of this species, used as a symbol of innocence, gentleness,… …   Universalium

  • nonviolence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. moderation, pacifism. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. peace, peacefulness, pacifism, passiveness, nonaggression, dovishness, passive resistance …   English dictionary for students

  • nonagression — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. pacifism, nonviolence, passivity, irenicism, *dovishness …   English dictionary for students

  • peacefulness — n 1. tranquillity, tranquilness, calmness, calm; peace of mind, ataraxia, contentment; quiet, silence, quiescence, stillness. See peace(defs. 4, 5). 2. peacetime, peace, nonwar, warlessness, time of normality; truce, armistice, cease fire,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dovish — adjective opposed to war • Syn: ↑pacifist, ↑pacifistic • Similar to: ↑peaceful, ↑peaceable • Derivationally related forms: ↑dovishness, ↑pacifism ( …   Useful english dictionary

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