dovish dovish  /ˈdoʊ vɪʃ/


  • (adj) opposed to war



  1. It's worth noting, of course, that even had the more dovish Livni been in charge, peace with the Palestinians would not be achieved anytime soon.
  2. Widely regarded as a future Prime Minister-in-training, Barak has the extensive background in guarding Israel's security that complements Peres' more dovish reputation.
  3. But it's also because he's young, seen as dovish on Israel and black, which is not the old Jews' favorite minority.



  1. "It's worrisome that people would look at me as dovish and not necessarily an aggressive inflation-fighter," CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo quoted Bernanke as saying, according to a report that said Bernanke made the comments to her over the...
    on May 2, 2006 By: Maria Bartiromo Source: CNN

  2. "Not only did they surprise the market but they also included a statement whose tone was somewhat dovish," said David Powell, currency analyst at IDEAglobal in New York. "In other words, they left the door open for further cuts in the first...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: David Powell Source: Reuters

  3. "Weak result of jobless claims and/or dovish Fed commentary should heighten the speculation on a 50 bps cut, resulting in further USD decline," JP Morgan said in a research note.
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: JP Morgan Source: Reuters South Africa

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