peacenik


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peace·nik

 (pēs′nĭk)
n. Informal
A political activist who publicly opposes war or the proliferation of weapons; a pacifist.

peacenik

(ˈpiːsnɪk)
n
someone who is opposed to armed conflict

peace•nik

(ˈpis nɪk)

n.
Slang. an antiwar activist.
[1960–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peacenik - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relationspeacenik - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
disarmer, pacificist, pacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
Translations

peacenik

[ˈpiːsnɪk] Npacifista mf, milikaka mf (Sp)

peacenik

n (inf)Pazifist(in) m(f)
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Despite this, Corbyn sees himself as a kind of peacenik, and is now facing a problem over whether he will wear a red poppy or a white one on Remembrance Sunday.
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This week, even the former head of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller, declared the war on terror a mistake - and you can be sure she's no peacenik.
The imminent peacenik, however, said they are determined to work hard and to fight to bring peace to South Asia by all means.
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