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pa·cif′i·cist n.


a person who is opposed to violence
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Noun1.pacificist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputespacificist - 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
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It is not seen as a military threat because of its pacificist constitution.
Brock, Peter (1967) "A pacificist in wartime: Wojciech Bogumil Jastrzebowski".
Directed by Oscar-winner Mel Gibson, 'Hacksaw Ridge' is a biographical war drama film about the World War II experiences of Doss, an American pacificist combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian.
Fyvel's view of the novel is not negative, he nevertheless agrees that the book is "justifying the group of Jewish terrorists who deliberately choose to sacrifice not only their lives, but even their pacificist ideals" (1946, 15).
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (12A) Mac Birmingham Fast-rising star Alicia Vikander stars in this film based on the 1933 memoir of leading 20th century pacificist Vera Mary Brittain (1893-1970).
It become a "civilian power" with one of the most efficient manufacturing sectors in the world and merged it with a determined pacificist, post-military social fabric.
Within the confines of its pacificist constitution, Japan is doing what it can to help its neighbors.
In Austria the pacificist Bertha von Suttner, closely associated with Nobel and the Prize and one of Europe's leading peace writers and orators, died just before the war.