- to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king.
- to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger.
- 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.
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Related Words for unappeasableavid, covetous, edacious, empty, gluttonous, grasping, greedy, gross, insatiable, omnivorous, prodigious, rapacious, ravenous, uncontrolled, gorging, piggy, ravening, unquenchable
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Historical Examples of unappeasable
When she reached Tripoli, the anger of the Bashaw was unappeasable.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
"I require an unconditional surrender," said Flora, with an unappeasable smile.A Hungarian Nabob
Why did we fall into this gnawing disease of unappeasable dissatisfaction?Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
It was an irresistible, insatiable, unappeasable, overwhelming clamor for more.Flamsted quarries
Mary E. Waller
What, then, shall fill the crying and unappeasable void of our souls?Devereux, Complete
- to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp by acceding to the demands of
- to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc)
Word Origin for appease
Word Origin and History for unappeasable
c.1300 "to reconcile," from Anglo-French apeser, Old French apaisier "to pacify, make peace, appease, be reconciled, placate" (12c.), from the phrase a paisier "bring to peace," from a "to" (see ad-) + pais, from Latin pacem (nominative pax) "peace" (see peace). Related: Appeased; appeasing.