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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Appeaser \Ap*peas"er\, n. One who appeases; a pacifier.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., agent noun from appease (v.). Political sense attested from 1940.


n. A person who appeases.


n. someone who tries to bring peace by acceding to demands; "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last"--Winston Churchill

Usage examples of "appeaser".

For a while there was some robust debating, the Castellans being pilloried as dictatorial and even war-mongering, while the Ploughers were labelled as naive appeasers and cowards and quite indifferent to the fate of the people who worked in the forestry trade.

Not as the Hindus and Muslims and Buddhists and all the mixers and appeasers and ecumenicists conceive it.

Now that Fey'lya had thrown his support behind the Jedi, perhaps the executor believed he could strike a deal with the appeasers.

The appeasers have always wanted neither defeat nor victory but a compromise with the other imperialist powers.

Objectively it only demands what the worst of the appeasers want, subjectively it is of a kind to irritate the possible friends of India in this country.

In fact, today's appeasers are worse than Neville Chamberlain: Chamberlain didn't have himself as an example.

This is supposed to prevent anyone from accusing them of being worthless appeasers.