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  • adj. Able to be calmed or pacified.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being appeased or pacified; placable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being appeased, quieted, calmed, or pacified; placable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being pacified


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  • And if not appeasable, whether its threat can be defeated with acceptable costs.

    Tony Blankley: Wishful Thinking on Iran

  • So the question today is not whether to appease Iran or not -- but whether Iran is appeasable.

    Tony Blankley: Wishful Thinking on Iran

  • That's an entirely legitimate worry, but it's hard to go very far down the road if those enemies refuse even to make a show of being appeasable.

    Obama Flambé

  • Presumably, it should be attempting to appease the appeasable Eurosceptic press?

    Even the Guardian has noticed

  • She explained moreover that wherever she happened to be she found a dropped thread to pick up, a ragged edge to repair, some familiar appetite in ambush, jumping out as she approached, yet appeasable with a temporary biscuit.

    The Ambassadors

  • -- Tony blushes her swarthy crimson: Diana, fluttering, rebukes her; but Diana is the appeasable

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 4

  • Them he branded, as hypocritical materialists, and the country for pride in her sweetmeat plethora of them: -- mixed with an ancient Hebrew fear of offence to an inscrutable Lord, eccentrically appeasable through the dreary iteration of the litany of sinfulness.

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 3

  • -- Tony blushes her swarthy crimson: Diana, fluttering, rebukes her; but Diana is the appeasable Goddess; Tony is the woman, and she loves him.

    Diana of the Crossways — Complete

  • Their monstrosity may have been meant, as it was certainly with the Mexican idols, and probably those of the Semitic races of Syria and Palestine, to symbolise the ferocious passions which they attributed to those objects of their dread, appeasable alone by human sacrifice.

    Literary and General Lectures and Essays

  • Thus also have we heard the renown of heroes of former days, when vehement wrath came upon any, [that] they were both appeasable by gifts, and to be reconciled by words.

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)


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