Appeasement
Appeasement Ap*pease"ment, n. The act of appeasing, or the state of being appeased; pacification. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

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  • appeasement — I noun accommodation, adjustment, allayment, amends, assuagement, calming, conciliation, deadening, detente, dulcification, dulling, mitigation, mollification, pacification, placation, propitiation, rapprochement, reconcilement, reconciliation,… …   Law dictionary

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  • appeasement — /apˈpizmənt, ingl. əˈpiːzmənt/ [ingl., da to appease «pacificare, calmare»] s. m. inv. (polit.) convivenza pacifica …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • appeasement — (izg. epȋsment) m DEFINICIJA pol. žarg. politika popuštanja zahtjevima potencijalno neprijateljske nacije, države ili skupine s ciljem da se očuva mir (ob. u kontekstu savezničkog popuštanja Hitleru do 1938) ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • appeasement — [n] satisfaction; pacification abatement, acceding, accommodation, adjustment, alleviation, amends, assuagement, blunting, compromise, concession, conciliation, easing, grant, lessening, lulling, mitigation, moderation, mollification, peace… …   New thesaurus

  • appeasement — [ə pēz′mənt] n. 1. an appeasing or being appeased 2. the policy of giving in to the demands of a hostile or aggressive power in an attempt to keep the peace …   English World dictionary

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