Meaning of placable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈplakəb(ə)l/


  • Easily calmed; gentle and forgiving.

    ‘he was placable in his animosities and affectionate in his family’
    • ‘I'm not the most placable person when it comes to supermarkets, and such a conversation would have had an algesic effect on me, so we headed for a different checkout.’
    • ‘Tough as steel in his adherence to principle, resilient, placable, self-less and generous beyond the dictates of fashion, steadfast in friendship, but not at the price of reason, he strides the world of mathematics a happy warrior.’
    • ‘Her feelings were warm and impetuous, but she was placable, tender and constant.’
    merciful, lenient, compassionate, pitying, magnanimous, humane, clement, mild, soft-hearted, forbearing, tolerant, easy-going, indulgent, accommodating, understanding, placable


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘pleasing, agreeable’): from Old French, or from Latin placabilis, from placare ‘appease’.