placable
adjective Date: 1586 easily placated ; tolerant, tractableplacability nounplacably adverb

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  • Placable — Pla ca*ble, a. [L. placabilis, fr. placare to quiet, pacify: cf. F. placable. See {Placate}.] Capable of being appeased or pacified; ready or willing to be pacified; willing to forgive or condone. [1913 Webster] Methought I saw him placable and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • placable — (adj.) c.1500, pleasing, from O.Fr. placable, from L. placabilis, from placare (see PLACATE (Cf. placate)). Related: Placability …   Etymology dictionary

  • placable — I adjective appeasable, benevolent, capable of being appeased, capable of being pacified, charitable, clement, compassionate, conciliatory, disposed to mercy, exorabilis, exorable, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving, generous, gracious, indulgent …   Law dictionary

  • placable — (Del lat. placabĭlis). adj. aplacable …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • placable — [plā′kə bəl, plak′əbəl] adj. [OFr < L placabilis < placare, to quiet, soothe: see PLEASE] capable of being placated; readily pacified; forgiving placability n. placably adv …   English World dictionary

  • placable — (pla ka bl ) adj. Qui se laisse apaiser. •   Il n est pas surprenant que les hommes aient imaginé une infinité de moyens différents d apaiser la colère de l être suprême ; mais tous dépendent du même principe, de l idée d un Dieu placable, VOLT.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • placable — ► adjetivo Aplacable, que se puede aplacar o calmar. ANTÓNIMO implacable * * * placable (del lat. «placabĭlis») adj. Aplacable. * * * placable. (Del lat. placabĭlis). adj. aplacable …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • placable — /ˈplækəbəl/ (say plakuhbuhl) adjective capable of being placated or appeased; forgiving: he seemed mild and placable. {Middle English, from Latin plācābilis} –placability /plækəˈbɪləti/ (say plakuh biluhtee), placableness, noun –placably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • placable — adj. easily placated; mild; forgiving. Derivatives: placability n. placably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF placable or L placabilis f. placare appease …   Useful english dictionary

  • placable — placability, placableness, n. /plak euh beuhl, play keuh /, adj. capable of being placated, pacified, or appeased; forgiving. [1490 1500; < OF < L placabilis. See PLACATE1, ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

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