Adjective "appeasing" definition and examples

(Appeasing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands.
  1. 'Some of the men were appeased and headed for home, but many could not be bought so easily.'
  2. 'They would dispute that they are appeasing him.'
  3. 'Read it if you want to know the cost of appeasing our enemies, and especially if you're still not quite sure just who are enemy is (hint, it's not us).'
  4. 'Given his record for stirring controversy and goading spectators sometimes to the point of violence, you believe that appeasing the audience is low on his list of priorities.'
  5. 'She agreed to start paying income tax to appease the people as a result.'
  6. 'I think I appeased him, and I quietly moved on and enjoyed the rest of the show.'
  7. 'Another annoying trend is to ask for an exorbitant amount in the hope that a small amount will be offer as a means of appeasing the aggrieved person.'
  8. 'Coming off the bench on Wednesday appeased him, but he believes a point may come when he is so upset by his treatment that he will decline to be selected for future squads.'
  9. 'Only the happy trip to Morocco in 1832 appeased the artist and freed him momentarily from his nightmares.'
  10. 'Why oh why oh why are voters always appeased by learning that their government is supposedly tackling a problem by throwing more money at it?'
Assuage or satisfy (a demand or a feeling)
  1. 'I have returned to you in this lifetime, and in the future, I will find you again and again until our love is appeased, if that is ever possible.'
  2. 'God to me is simply an artefact of my brain, a curiosity that has evolved to appease the terrors of contemplating my own end.'
  3. 'When she finally appeased her parents' curiosity by doing so they naturally asked him about his family and background.'
  4. 'God is satisfied: his wrath is appeased; justice has been done.'
  5. 'Relationships are continuously played out as a game, an endeavour that appeases the passions, as each character presents their vulgar view of the non-existence of love.'
  6. 'The captain fidgeted as he reached for the words to say to make her understand and to appease her fears.'
  7. 'The specter of killing the innocent to appease some nameless fear disgusted even the hardened'
  8. 'Shrugging, she finally ripped her lunch open before appeasing his curiosity.'
  9. 'He denied that the death of Christ was necessary to satisfy divine justice and appease God's wrath.'
  10. 'In a self-protective manner, he concludes that this patient is too fragile to withstand a nephrectomy and appeases his feelings of guilt about silently following the mass noted previously.'

More definitions

1. to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king.

2. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger.

3. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.

More examples(as adjective)

"separatists can be appeasing."

"extremists can be appeasing."

"tenants can be appeasing."

"sinologists can be appeasing."

"shareholders can be appeasing."

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(appease)Middle English: from Old French apaisier, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + pais ‘peace’.