Etymology
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appeasement (n.)

mid-15c., appesement, "pacification," from Old French apaisement "appeasement, calming," noun of action from apaisier "pacify, make peace, placate" (see appease). First recorded 1919 in the international political sense; it was not pejorative until the failure of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's policy toward Germany in 1939 (methods of appeasement was Chamberlain's description of his policy).

updated on September 23, 2022

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Definitions of appeasement from WordNet

appeasement (n.)
the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of);
Synonyms: calming
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