Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An act of appeasing.
  • noun The condition of being appeased.
  • noun The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies to maintain peace.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of appeasing, or the state of being appeased, or in peace; pacification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of appeasing, or the state of being appeased; pacification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being appeased; the policy of giving in to demands in order to preserve the peace.

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

  • noun the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)

Etymologies

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From Old French apaisement

Examples

  • No more than Shrub knows the meaning of the term appeasement, but hey, it's a 'big word' so why not give it a try.

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  • Historically, the term appeasement is most often associated with the German city of Munich.

    The Truth about Appeasement

  • And that despite what you call appeasement and what the cabinet would call building a coalition.

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  • Cold War, the -- the Dennis Ross policy of seeking wh -- what I call appeasement and what everyone else calls land for peace, some kind of compromise and accommodation, has been pursued.

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  • The next time Republicans feel the urge to use the word "appeasement," they might first take a close look at the record.

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  • Being associated with Obama's failing foreign policy of appeasement is hardly something that will keep Hillary in the forefront of future Presidential contenders.

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  • We have been in appeasement mode with Kim Jong since the Clinton years.

    North Korea

  • We have been in appeasement mode with Kim Jong since the Clinton years.

    North Korea

  • Secondly one is firmly left with the sense that the Conservative party is only too willing to engage in appeasement (and it, of all parties, ought to know where that leads) of what it perceives to be Muslim opinion, no doubt with an eye on the same sort of short-term political advantage that Smith has evinced.

    Archive 2009-02-08

  • Secondly one is firmly left with the sense that the Conservative party is only too willing to engage in appeasement (and it, of all parties, ought to know where that leads) of what it perceives to be Muslim opinion, no doubt with an eye on the same sort of short-term political advantage that Smith has evinced.

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