- 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.
Origin of appease
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Examples from the Web for unappeased
But a Chacham (Rabbi), unappeased, raised a loud plaint of blasphemy.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The anger of the Epanchin family was unappeased for three days.The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
We rise from the table, and our deepest cravings are unappeased.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
A portion of his vengeance is yet unappeased—that due to him who was second in the duel.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
Nevertheless, the superstitions of the people were unappeased.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
- to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp by acceding to the demands of
- to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc)
Word Origin and History for unappeased
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.