from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An act of appeasing.
- n. The condition of being appeased.
- n. The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies to maintain peace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being appeased; the policy of giving in to demands in order to preserve the peace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of appeasing, or the state of being appeased; pacification.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of appeasing, or the state of being appeased, or in peace; pacification.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
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.
Historically, the term appeasement is most often associated with the German city of Munich.
And that despite what you call appeasement and what the cabinet would call building a coalition.
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.
The next time Republicans feel the urge to use the word "appeasement," they might first take a close look at the record.
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.
Being associated with Obama's failing foreign policy of appeasement is hardly something that will keep Hillary in the forefront of future Presidential contenders.
We have been in appeasement mode with Kim Jong since the Clinton years.
We need to drop the ethos of relativist respect for non-Western religions and cultures if respect is simply a euphemism for appeasement.
We need someone who isn't a coward to lead this country; someone who knows from history that appeasement is bad policy.