- appeasement (n.) mid-15c., "pacification," from M.Fr. apeisement, O.Fr. apaisement "appeasement, calming," noun of action from apaisier (see APPEASE (Cf. appease)). First recorded 1919 in international political sense; not pejorative until failure of Chamberlain's policy toward Germany in 1939 (Methods of appeasement was Chamberlain's description of his policy).
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