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pac·i·fism

 (păs′ə-fĭz′əm)
n.
1. The belief that disputes between nations can and should be settled peacefully.
2.
a. Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes.
b. Such opposition demonstrated by refusal to participate in military action.

[French pacifisme, from pacifique, pacific; see pacific.]

pac′i·fist n.
pac′i·fis′tic adj.

pacifism

(ˈpæsɪˌfɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the belief that violence of any kind is unjustifiable and that one should not participate in war
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the belief that international disputes can be settled by arbitration rather than war

pac•i•fism

(ˈpæs əˌfɪz əm)

n.
1. opposition to war or violence as a resort in the settlement of disputes.
2. refusal to engage in military activity because of one's principles or beliefs.
3. nonresistance.
[1905–10; < French pacifisme]
pac′i•fist, n., adj.
pac`i•fis′tic, adj.

pacifism

1. an opposition to war or violence of any kind.
2. the principle or policy of establishing and maintaining universal peace.
3. nonresistance to aggression. Cf. bellicism.pacifist, n.pacifistic, adj.
See also: War
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pacifism - the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
2.pacifism - the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
belief - any cognitive content held as true

pacifism

noun peacemaking, non-violence, satyagraha, passive resistance His work is inspired by ideals of pacifism.
Translations
مُسالمه، مَذْهب السّلام
pacifismus
pacifisme
pacifizmus
friîarstefna
pacifizmus
barışseverliksavaş aleyhtarlığı

pacifism

[ˈpæsɪfɪzəm] Npacifismo m

pacifism

[ˈpæsɪfɪzəm] npacifisme f

pacifism

nPazifismus m

pacifism

[ˈpæsɪˌfɪzm] npacifismo

pacify

(ˈpӕsifai) verb
to make calm or peaceful. She tried to pacify the quarrelling children.
ˌpacifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈpacifism noun
the belief that all war is wrong and that one must not take part in it.
ˈpacifist noun
a person who believes in pacifism. As a pacifist he refused to fight in the war.
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