accommodationist

[ uh-kom-uh-dey-shuh-nist ]
/ əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃə nɪst /

noun

a person who finds it expedient to adapt to the opinions or behavior of the majority of people, especially as a means of economic or political survival.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of such a person: They criticized the senator's conduct as being accommodationist.

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Origin of accommodationist

First recorded in 1960–65; accommodation + -ist
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