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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.

pacifist

(ˈpæsɪfɪst)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who supports pacifism
2. a person who refuses military service
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) advocating, relating to, or characterized by pacifism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputespacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
peacenik, dove - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
Adj.1.pacifist - opposed to war
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"

pacifist

noun peace lover, dove, conscientious objector, peacenik (informal), conchie (informal), peacemonger, satyagrahi (rare), passive resister His experiences had made him a pacifist.

pacifist

adjective
Inclined or disposed to peace; not quarrelsome or unruly:
Translations
من دُعاة السّلام، مُسالِم
pacifista
pacifist
pacifista
friîarsinni
pacifista
barışseversavaş aleyhtarı

pacifist

[ˈpæsɪfɪst]
A. ADJpacifista
B. Npacifista mf

pacifist

[ˈpæsɪfɪst] npacifiste mf

pacifist

adjpazifistisch
nPazifist(in) m(f)

pacifist

[ˈpæsɪfɪst] npacifista m/f

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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